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In Virginia, a Race to Ready New Nesting Sites for 20,000 Returning Seabirds

In Virginia, a Race to Ready New Nesting Sites for 20,000 Returning Seabirds

— Last week the governor announced a plan to create ad-hoc habitat for the state's biggest breeding colony, which recently saw its 30-year-old site paved over for a major construction project. But time is of the essence.
These Beloved Warblers Migrate North Almost a Week Earlier Than 50 Years Ago

These Beloved Warblers Migrate North Almost a Week Earlier Than 50 Years Ago

— Black-throated Blue Warblers now start spring migration 5.5 days sooner than they did in the 1960s, a new study finds. Is climate change to blame?
Ask Kenn: Are Lovebirds Really More Affectionate Than Other Birds?

Ask Kenn: Are Lovebirds Really More Affectionate Than Other Birds?

— Also this month: How many bird species are technically in the U.S.? And what the heck is the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect?
Gravity Gives These Birds the Drop on Tough-to-Crack Foods

Gravity Gives These Birds the Drop on Tough-to-Crack Foods

— Some species have figured out that, when released from the right height onto a hard surface, even nuts or shellfish can make a (sort of) easy meal.
Finding Natural Solutions to Cutting Carbon Emissions in Washington State

Finding Natural Solutions to Cutting Carbon Emissions in Washington State

— This legislative session, the Evergreen State can help lead the way in using its own natural resources to capture and store harmful emissions
Antarctica’s Most Numerous Penguin Has Suffered Huge Declines, Expedition Finds

Antarctica’s Most Numerous Penguin Has Suffered Huge Declines, Expedition Finds

— Scientists counting Chinstrap Penguins on Elephant Island tally fewer than half as many birds as nested there almost 50 years ago.
Without Solid Science, Government Plans to Expand Cormorant-Killing Efforts

Without Solid Science, Government Plans to Expand Cormorant-Killing Efforts

— The Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a nationwide program to kill the fish-eating birds, which scientists say have been unfairly persecuted.
My Brief Reign and Embarrassing Fall as a Fantasy Birder

My Brief Reign and Embarrassing Fall as a Fantasy Birder

— Here's where I failed and the best players cleaned up during 2019's inaugural fantasy birding season.
An Alaskan Mine Threatens the Site of the World's Largest Gathering of Bald Eagles

An Alaskan Mine Threatens the Site of the World's Largest Gathering of Bald Eagles

— In the Chilkat Valley, eagles, bears, and people depend on healthy salmon runs. A proposed mine could put the entire ecosystem at risk.
A Shaky Song Reveals an Old Sparrow's Age to Younger Competition

A Shaky Song Reveals an Old Sparrow's Age to Younger Competition

— Birds can lose their singing skills over time, and according to a new study, Swamp Sparrows use these clues to identify territorial threats.