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Last Year’s Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More Than 80 Years

Last Year’s Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More Than 80 Years

— An official report says that South Florida's wading birds had an even better 2018 than we thought.
Listen to a Young Bewick's Wren Trying to Find Its Voice

Listen to a Young Bewick's Wren Trying to Find Its Voice

— Male wrens grow up mimicking their fathers' songs—until it's time to claim their own territories.
A Miraculous Discovery Near Medellín Yields Insight on a Mysterious Songbird

A Miraculous Discovery Near Medellín Yields Insight on a Mysterious Songbird

— Conservationists recently discovered a Colombian brush-finch only known by museum specimens. Now they’re racing to save it from habitat loss.
A Swollen Mississippi River Has Resurrected Calls for a Wetland-Destroying Flood-Control Project

A Swollen Mississippi River Has Resurrected Calls for a Wetland-Destroying Flood-Control Project

— The EPA blocked the Yazoo Pumps proposal in 2008, saying it would devastate bird-rich habitat. Now the agency is reconsidering.
Thanks To Climate Change, Canada Jays May Eat Freezer-Burned Food All Winter

Thanks To Climate Change, Canada Jays May Eat Freezer-Burned Food All Winter

— The birds' critical food stores, saved up each autumn for lean times later, risk going bad as global temperatures warm.
This Sandhill Crane Couple Adopted a Baby Goose

This Sandhill Crane Couple Adopted a Baby Goose

— The elegant birds are raising a gosling as well their own colt this year in a Michigan park.
Give Nesting Birds a Calcium Boost By Saving Your Leftover Eggshells

Give Nesting Birds a Calcium Boost By Saving Your Leftover Eggshells

— Your breakfast discards can serve as vital nutrition for females as they make their own eggs.
Government Agencies Skirmish Over Inaccurate Environmental Impact Report on Arctic Refuge Drilling

Government Agencies Skirmish Over Inaccurate Environmental Impact Report on Arctic Refuge Drilling

— The Trump administration paints a too-rosy picture of how oil and gas development will impact Alaska’s coastal plain ecology, its own experts say.
Seeing Endangered Whooping Cranes Step Through the Fog of Extinction

Seeing Endangered Whooping Cranes Step Through the Fog of Extinction

— I traveled to southern Texas to see a wintering population of the birds now 500-strong—a major comeback from just 15 cranes in 75 years.
Inland Lakes Keep California’s Grebes Afloat—Until Waters Get Too Low

Inland Lakes Keep California’s Grebes Afloat—Until Waters Get Too Low

— Last summer ended in calamity for a nesting colony at PG&E's Lake Almanor. Now an Audubon chapter is fighting back to ensure that birds and locals get all the hydration they need.
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