Migratory Bird Initiative

Millions of Migratory Birds Catch a Break as NYC Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

Millions of Migratory Birds Catch a Break as NYC Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

— Construction of new buildings and major renovations to existing buildings will now be required to use bird-safe materials that greatly reduce collision risks to migratory birds.
Harper the Great Blue Heron Just Crushed Her Fall Migration

Harper the Great Blue Heron Just Crushed Her Fall Migration

— The lanky wader flew nonstop over the open ocean from Canada to Florida in just 38 hours. Now she's living that island life.
Motus Towers: A new way to use older technology to understand migration

Motus Towers: A new way to use older technology to understand migration

— How can we look at migration routes in real-time without satellite transmitters and without having to recapture the units? By using old fashioned radio telemetry!
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.
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.