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The Eskimo Curlew Hasn't Been Seen in 55 Years. Is It Time to Declare It Extinct?

The Eskimo Curlew Hasn't Been Seen in 55 Years. Is It Time to Declare It Extinct?

— Scientists hope the plight of this shorebird, once among the most common in North America, will spur conservation for other troubled curlew species.
Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?

Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?

— Here are the three groups you should pay especially close attention to.
Scenes From the Texas Coast, Where Nesting Birds Abound

Scenes From the Texas Coast, Where Nesting Birds Abound

— Eight years after the BP oil spill, the bird-rich islands and shores of Texas's Galveston Bay are a testament to nature's ability to recover—with our help.
How a Small Home in Arizona Became a Global Birding Destination

How a Small Home in Arizona Became a Global Birding Destination

— Once somebody's backyard, Audubon Tucson's Paton Center for Hummingbirds attracts thousands of birders every year.
South Carolina's Governor's Mansion Just Got a Lot More Bird-Friendly

South Carolina's Governor's Mansion Just Got a Lot More Bird-Friendly

— Governor McMaster recently invited Audubon South Carolina to help overhaul the mansion's gardens using native plants.
New Bird-of-Paradise Slides Around Sporting a Bright-Blue Frown

New Bird-of-Paradise Slides Around Sporting a Bright-Blue Frown

— Turns out the smiley Superb Bird-of-Paradise has a sister species, and its moves are quite different. Judge the video evidence for yourself.
Paleontology and Private Fossil Collecting Can Be at Odds in the Hills of Wyoming

Paleontology and Private Fossil Collecting Can Be at Odds in the Hills of Wyoming

— With commercial demand for fossils high, scientists worry valuable discoveries from the bird-rich Green River Formation are being lost.
A Greener, Cleaner Chesapeake is a Boon for Birds

A Greener, Cleaner Chesapeake is a Boon for Birds

— As seagrass rebounds in the Chesapeake Bay, scientists are cautiously optimistic about bird populations, too.
The California Condor's Best Shot at Survival

The California Condor's Best Shot at Survival

— Swapping to non-lead bullets could help save this bird.
Do Bird-Eating Mice Pose a Danger to Wisdom the Albatross?

Do Bird-Eating Mice Pose a Danger to Wisdom the Albatross?

— She's survived more than six decades of trials and tribulations, but Midway Atoll's mouse problem is a new threat.