Migratory Bird Initiative

Introducing Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative—and How You Can Help

Introducing Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative—and How You Can Help

— Using the latest science, we will protect 520 species of migratory birds during breeding season, winter and their migrations in between, conserving habitat and addressing threats they encounter year-round.
Are These Birds Better Than Computers at Predicting Hurricane Seasons?

Are These Birds Better Than Computers at Predicting Hurricane Seasons?

— A nearly two-decade Veery study suggests these feathered forecasters can sense major storms months in advance.
Saving Colombia's Forests Is Crucial to Protect Prothonotary Warblers

Saving Colombia's Forests Is Crucial to Protect Prothonotary Warblers

— A new study shows that almost the entire population winters in a region with rampant deforestation—a finding that could help target conservation.
Four Decades of Building Strike Records Point to ‘Super Collider’ Birds

Four Decades of Building Strike Records Point to ‘Super Collider’ Birds

— A new study finds that quiet fliers are safer than more social species when it comes to avoiding urban hazards on nocturnal migrations.
For All Their Splendor, We Still Know Little About Painted Bunting Migration

For All Their Splendor, We Still Know Little About Painted Bunting Migration

— A research project using geolocators aims to help scientists better understand where the birds overwinter and recent population declines.
Endangered Kirtland’s Warbler Makes Unexpected Debut in Jamaica

Endangered Kirtland’s Warbler Makes Unexpected Debut in Jamaica

— Scientists aren't sure whether the appearance is a range expansion or a migration mishap. Either way, it's a sign of the species' recovery.
How Many Birds Disappear Between Migration Seasons? We Now Have a Clue.

How Many Birds Disappear Between Migration Seasons? We Now Have a Clue.

— New research has found that a third of the avian population that winters in the mainland United States might not survive till spring. But why?
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.
Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall

Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall

— Migrants heading south face myriad man-made obstacles, but there are actions we can all take to save their lives.
Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks

Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks

— Each spring, thousands of the ravenous raptors descend on California's Anza-Borrego desert to gorge themselves on a buffet of moth larvae.
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