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Five Regal Orioles That Put Other Fall Colors to Shame

Five Regal Orioles That Put Other Fall Colors to Shame

— From ochre to hellfire orange, these birds scream Halloween in any season.
Birding Blind: Open Your Ears to the Amazing World of Bird Sounds

Birding Blind: Open Your Ears to the Amazing World of Bird Sounds

— For the visually impaired, learning to bird by ear can be a fun challenge that also makes nature more accessible. Here, one birder shares his story.
Climate Change Is Hitting National Parks Harder Than Anywhere Else in the Country

Climate Change Is Hitting National Parks Harder Than Anywhere Else in the Country

— And yet, despite warming twice as fast, our parks still remain the best protection for wildlife adjusting to changing environments.
Raptors Around the World Are Still Being Massacred. What Can Be Done?

Raptors Around the World Are Still Being Massacred. What Can Be Done?

— A series of high-profile poisonings and shootings has drawn attention to age-old fears and conflicts that fuel these wildlife crimes.
Get to Know the Yellow-eyed Junco

Get to Know the Yellow-eyed Junco

— Or, as locals in the Southwest once called it, the "lightning bird."
How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

— Sick Red Knots, Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones have been turning up at hospitals in record numbers as toxic algal blooms take their toll.
An Experiment to Teach Sparrows New Songs Proved a Wild Success

An Experiment to Teach Sparrows New Songs Proved a Wild Success

— Songbirds are among a select few animals that can pick up new languages by ear. But recent research shows that timing is crucial.
Birders Don't Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches

Birders Don't Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches

— A new report warns that we're approaching the point of no return—a fact that close observers of nature have known for years.
Plans to Build an Airport in a Louisiana Bird Refuge Canceled After Outcry

Plans to Build an Airport in a Louisiana Bird Refuge Canceled After Outcry

— Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge hosts almost 200 species of birds annually. That seems like a bad place for airplanes.
Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

— Eastern Phoebes and Wood-Pewees are vocal birds. Here's how to tell them apart by their songs.