Conservation

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

— After 40-plus years of leading sold-out pelagic birding tours off the California coast, the trailblazing conservationist says it’s time to retire.
After Hurricane Dorian, a Survey Shows Hope and Concern For Bahamas' Birds

After Hurricane Dorian, a Survey Shows Hope and Concern For Bahamas' Birds

— In the weeks after the storm, park managers and scientists went to assess habitat and avian losses—a mission that's becoming all too familiar.
Candidates Are Promising to End Federal Oil and Gas Leasing. But Can They?

Candidates Are Promising to End Federal Oil and Gas Leasing. But Can They?

— The answers aren’t clear, and neither are the politics.
Those Pigeons Wearing Cowboy Hats? They're No Laughing Matter.

Those Pigeons Wearing Cowboy Hats? They're No Laughing Matter.

— While the internet got a kick out of the latest meme, Mariah Hillman rushed to the scene to save the wild birds from danger or even death.
A Whooping Crane's Killer Got Off Easy, Frustrating Conservationists

A Whooping Crane's Killer Got Off Easy, Frustrating Conservationists

— The Louisiana man will face no jail time and no fine after shooting one of the most endangered birds in the world.
Clean Energy Tax Credits Give Congress An Opportunity for Climate Progress

Clean Energy Tax Credits Give Congress An Opportunity for Climate Progress

As 2019 comes to a close, Congress has one more chance to pass legislation that will help fight climate change.

New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly

New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly

— By a vote of 43-3, the City Council approved that all new construction must use materials that prevent avian fatalities.
I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.

I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.

— The administration's push to drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge and Teshekpuk Lake, places set aside explicitly to protect wildlife, puts us all at risk, biologist Jeff Fair writes.
It's Past Time for Bird-Friendly Wine

It's Past Time for Bird-Friendly Wine

— A labeling program could help scientists and grape growers make vineyards better for wildlife, but for now it's sitting on the shelf.
Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

— The hurricane's storm surge created optimal nesting habitat for Snowy Plovers and other beach birds, newly released data show.