Conservation

Led by Tribal Scientists, Montana’s Trumpeter Swan Revival Is a Triumph

Led by Tribal Scientists, Montana’s Trumpeter Swan Revival Is a Triumph

— After two decades the Flathead Indian Reservation’s breeding program prepares for its swan song.
Recent Attacks on the Endangered Species Act Are a Boon for Industry

Recent Attacks on the Endangered Species Act Are a Boon for Industry

— If approved, the Trump administration's plan would weaken the law in a number of ways, including stripping protections for birds on the brink.
How the Public Is Losing Its Voice on Public Lands

How the Public Is Losing Its Voice on Public Lands

— Shorter comment periods. Fewer public meetings. Lost comments. Federal agencies are making it more difficult for citizens to weigh in on environmental rules and actions.
It's Hard to Know When a Species Is Extinct. A Mathematical Model Could Help.

It's Hard to Know When a Species Is Extinct. A Mathematical Model Could Help.

— The first results show that eight rare birds are goners. Conservationists hope they can use the science to focus on species with a chance of survival.
A Bipartisan Deal Could Save a Key Conservation Program About to Expire

A Bipartisan Deal Could Save a Key Conservation Program About to Expire

— The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects habitat critical for birds and beloved by birders. Just days before it expires, lawmakers are working together to extend it permanently.
In Cambodia, Dams Pose a Looming Threat to the Resurging River Tern

In Cambodia, Dams Pose a Looming Threat to the Resurging River Tern

— Local and international experts have spent more than a decade stabilizing the bird’s declining population. Now, new dams could erase their success.
A Popular New Migration Tool Could Save Birds from Deadly Building Collisions

A Popular New Migration Tool Could Save Birds from Deadly Building Collisions

— BirdCast can accurately forecast the biggest migration movements days in advance. This is good news for birds and birders alike.
Invasive Reptiles Are Taking Over Florida—and Devouring Its Birds Along the Way

Invasive Reptiles Are Taking Over Florida—and Devouring Its Birds Along the Way

— Birds like Roseate Spoonbills and Burrowing Owls are ending up in the stomachs of hungry pythons and nile monitors. Is it too late to stop them?
By Design: An Architectural Awakening Could Save Billions of Birds

By Design: An Architectural Awakening Could Save Billions of Birds

— As many as one billion North American birds die each year in after colliding with windows. Innovations can help them steer clear.
The Bahama Nuthatch, Thought to Be Lost to Hurricanes, Is Not Extinct—Yet

The Bahama Nuthatch, Thought to Be Lost to Hurricanes, Is Not Extinct—Yet

— Researchers sighted a few of the critically endangered birds on a three-month, 430-mile expedition to Grand Bahama's pine forests this spring.