Conservation

Energy Storage Legislation is Imperative for Us, and Our Birds

Energy Storage Legislation is Imperative for Us, and Our Birds

— A slate of bipartisan bills proposed in Congress could go a long way to support energy storage research and development.
North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New Study Says

North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New Study Says

— For the first time, researchers have estimated the volume of total avian loss in the Western Hemisphere—and it’s not just threatened species that are declining. Many backyard favorites are also losing ground.
Reintroduced Hawaiian Crows Are Learning How to Live in the Wild

Reintroduced Hawaiian Crows Are Learning How to Live in the Wild

— Extinct in their natural habitat for two decades, a small population of ‘Alalā are starting to forage, mate, and nest on their own.
Final Plan for Arctic Refuge Drilling Could Cause Extinctions, Admits Government

Final Plan for Arctic Refuge Drilling Could Cause Extinctions, Admits Government

— The decision to open the refuge's entire coastal plain to development, combined with climate change, 'may result in extinction' for some birds.
Steve Kress, the Trailblazer of Seabird Conservation, Proved All His Critics Wrong

Steve Kress, the Trailblazer of Seabird Conservation, Proved All His Critics Wrong

— In his twenties the ornithologist had an audacious idea: to restore puffins to the Maine coast. Upon his retirement he reflects on how he pulled it off.
A Widespread Pesticide Causes Weight Loss and Delayed Migration in Songbirds

A Widespread Pesticide Causes Weight Loss and Delayed Migration in Songbirds

— A new study on wild sparrows found that one of the most widely used neonicotinoid pesticides puts bird populations at risk.
The Amazon's Blazing Fires Are Squeezing Habitat for Imperiled Birds

The Amazon's Blazing Fires Are Squeezing Habitat for Imperiled Birds

— The fires are not natural to the ecosystem—and add fuel to mounting threats that birds already face in the region.
Sage-Grouse Experts Sound the Alarm Over Plunging Population

Sage-Grouse Experts Sound the Alarm Over Plunging Population

— New data show the imperiled bird’s numbers in a nosedive as the federal government continues to ease protections and sell off habitat.
There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe

There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe

— In Congress, state legislatures, and some of our biggest cities, policies to prevent deadly collisions are gaining ground.
The Secret Lives of Swallow-tailed Kites

The Secret Lives of Swallow-tailed Kites

— Satellite tags are helping us better understand the nesting behaviors and migrations of these agile raptors, which hunt, drink, and bathe on the wing.