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North American Birds Are Shrinking, Likely a Result of the Warming Climate

North American Birds Are Shrinking, Likely a Result of the Warming Climate

— A new study found significant declines in bird body sizes after analyzing decades of data collected by Chicago’s Field Museum.
I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.

I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.

— The administration's push to drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge and Teshekpuk Lake, places set aside explicitly to protect wildlife, puts us all at risk, biologist Jeff Fair writes.
Emperor Penguins Are Marching to Extinction at Current Emissions Levels

Emperor Penguins Are Marching to Extinction at Current Emissions Levels

— A new study once again underscores that we need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to save many of our most beloved bird species.
How Black Feathers Keep Ravens Cool

How Black Feathers Keep Ravens Cool

— Surprisingly, lighter plumage isn't necessarily better in hotter climates.
Wild Fact About Wild Turkeys: They Come in a Cornucopia of Colors

Wild Fact About Wild Turkeys: They Come in a Cornucopia of Colors

— Just when you thought you knew everything about America's native gobblers, a smoke-phase turkey comes to surprise you.
It's Past Time for Bird-Friendly Wine

It's Past Time for Bird-Friendly Wine

— A labeling program could help scientists and grape growers make vineyards better for wildlife, but for now it's sitting on the shelf.
47 Perfect Gifts for the Bird and Nature Lovers in Your Life

47 Perfect Gifts for the Bird and Nature Lovers in Your Life

— Whether novice or expert, backyard birder or a globetrotting adventurer, we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Better yet: For most of these products, their purchase also benefits bird habitat.
12 Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards

12 Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards

— Every year our competition attracts entries capturing rare and unusual moments in the avian world. Check out this year's highlights.
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