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Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

— Acoustic monitoring combined with powerful machine learning is giving researchers new insights into the elusive Ashy Storm-Petrel. It's just one way that artificial intelligence can tackle pressing conservation challenges.
Hummingbird Flight Is Like Nothing Else in the Bird World

Hummingbird Flight Is Like Nothing Else in the Bird World

— These talented fliers can hover, whiz forward and backward, and come to a complete stop in an instant.
Funds From the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Are Flowing Into the Gulf States

Funds From the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Are Flowing Into the Gulf States

— A new Audubon report pinpoints 30 projects that, if financed, would be a boon for birds and people alike.
Conservation Groups Paddle to Victory for a Disappearing Nesting Site

Conservation Groups Paddle to Victory for a Disappearing Nesting Site

— South Carolina’s Crab Bank gets a second chance, thanks to quick work by a flotilla of activists.
Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

— Thirteen years ago, six teens helped launch a group for young birders in Ohio. Since then, others across the world have adopted their model.
Follow Adélie Penguins On Their Journey Into the Long Polar Night

Follow Adélie Penguins On Their Journey Into the Long Polar Night

— New research to discover the birds' mysterious winter foraging grounds may help protect the species as climate change transforms Antarctica.
Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

— More scientists are embracing inventive ways to decode the biology and behavior of a unique bird family.
From Birding in the Bronx to Birding on Your Screens, It's Been a Journey

From Birding in the Bronx to Birding on Your Screens, It's Been a Journey

— Jason Ward, a birder and host of the new show 'Birds of North America,' reflects on the unorthodox path that got him to this point.
Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

— Tribal aviaries provide a legal supply of Bald and Golden Eagle feathers for ceremonial use, but not enough—so poachers put wild birds in peril.
Why Birders Are Putting Stickers on Monarch Butterflies

Why Birders Are Putting Stickers on Monarch Butterflies

— A community-science project helps conservationists understand—and protect—the imperiled migratory species.
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