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Birds Have Their Own Disease Problems That Sometimes Become Ours

Birds Have Their Own Disease Problems That Sometimes Become Ours

— Avians aren’t the source of COVID-19, but some do harbor pathogens that can infect humans. Here's what you need to know and how to stay safe.
This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

— The BirdWhisperer Project fosters creativity while bringing artists together from all over the world—no matter their skill level.
This Was Supposed to Be Their Birding Big Year—and Then the Coronavirus Arrived

This Was Supposed to Be Their Birding Big Year—and Then the Coronavirus Arrived

— These extreme birders know there are much more important impacts from the pandemic, but it still hurts to watch their plans dissolve.
To Get By in the Big City, Birds Need to Have a Large Brain or Lots of Sex

To Get By in the Big City, Birds Need to Have a Large Brain or Lots of Sex

— A new study reveals two traits that help some species meet the challenges of city life in a quickly urbanizing world.
Researchers Are Retracing the Steps of a Century-Old Expedition to See How California's Birdlife Has Changed

Researchers Are Retracing the Steps of a Century-Old Expedition to See How California's Birdlife Has Changed

— In 1908, Joseph Grinnell began a 30-year project to document the state’s wildlife. Now, a modern resurvey of his study sites is yielding unprecedented insights into birds’ vulnerabilities and resilience.
How Baby Showers Are Helping to Restore an Endangered Stork's Sullied Reputation

How Baby Showers Are Helping to Restore an Endangered Stork's Sullied Reputation

— Women in India have banded together to build empathy for the Greater Adjutant Stork—starting by celebrating the bird's nesting season.
Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

— Participants in the Sagebrush in Prisons Project find peace and purpose helping the bird's habitat recover from increasingly devastating wildfires.
This Brutal Pesticide Creates a 'Circle of Death.' So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

This Brutal Pesticide Creates a 'Circle of Death.' So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

— Carbofuran, a century-old chemical, is increasingly being weaponized against birds and other wildlife, decimating entire food webs.
The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

— An upcoming book gives voice to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, whose invisible labor fueled her husband John James Audubon's famous works.
On a Patch of Ohio Prairie, Aviation and Conservation Collide

On a Patch of Ohio Prairie, Aviation and Conservation Collide

— An Audubon center is fighting to protect Dayton's Knoop Prairie from development, saying the environmental costs go too far.