Conservation

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.
Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

— After a decade since its first sighing, the bird has finally been formally described as a new species, but much remains unknown about its ecology.
If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

— The Trump administration has stopped holding industry accountable for killing birds, so California stepped in—and other states could do the same.
A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

— By bringing the magic and splendor of the refuge to people who are unlikely to ever visit, a traveling immersive installation aims to inspire immediate action against oil development.