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Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement, Frustration Abounds

Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement, Frustration Abounds

— The federal government hasn't kept up its end of the deal, advocates say, putting the bird back on course for an Endangered Species Act listing.
Grazing Provides Western Sandpipers with Important Source of Energy for Migration

Grazing Provides Western Sandpipers with Important Source of Energy for Migration

— A relatively unassuming shorebird challenges birders’ notions of “normal” sandpiper behavior.
What You Need to Know About the Migratory Bird Initiative

What You Need to Know About the Migratory Bird Initiative

— Audubon outreach biologists Mikko Jimenez and Chad Witko discuss this ambitious project to protect birds along their full migratory journeys.
Why Nature Writer Helen Macdonald Says We Need to Embrace the Apocalypse

Why Nature Writer Helen Macdonald Says We Need to Embrace the Apocalypse

— In "Vesper Flights," a timely collection of essays, the bestselling author remains in awe of the natural world, and finds hope amid catastrophe.
Want to Make the Outdoors for Everyone? We Have Tips on How to Do That.

Want to Make the Outdoors for Everyone? We Have Tips on How to Do That.

— Audubon nature center staffers from across the country share advice on how to make birding more inclusive to non-English speaking communities.
Can Painting Wind Turbine Blades Black Really Save Birds?

Can Painting Wind Turbine Blades Black Really Save Birds?

— A new study outlines a solution to the problem of wind turbine collisions. Experts say it’s promising, but they’re not sold just yet.
Not Sure What NBA Team to Cheer For? Here's our Birder's Guide to the Playoffs.

Not Sure What NBA Team to Cheer For? Here's our Birder's Guide to the Playoffs.

— It's the postseason. It's fall migration. What a time to be alive.
The University of Illinois Might Make a Kingfisher Its New Mascot. It should!

The University of Illinois Might Make a Kingfisher Its New Mascot. It should!

— Spencer Hulsey, a former U of I student, began the campaign last year. This Monday the school's Senate will vote on the proposal.
The Man Behind the Brilliant Winter Finch Forecast Is Passing the Torch

The Man Behind the Brilliant Winter Finch Forecast Is Passing the Torch

— Ron Pittaway might be retiring, but fear not, finch fans: His collaborator Tyler Hoar will continue the highly anticipated reports.
A New Study Shows What It Will Take to Reverse Biodiversity Declines

A New Study Shows What It Will Take to Reverse Biodiversity Declines

— Indigenous stewardship of land in Canada, Alaska, and beyond are key to reaching biodiversity goals.