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Bird Population Plummets in Piñon Forests Pummeled by Climate Change

Bird Population Plummets in Piñon Forests Pummeled by Climate Change

— In just a decade, three quarters of birds vanished after drought, heat stress, and beetles killed millions of piñon trees in the southwest.
Beep, Beep! Hear the Real-Life Call of the Greater Roadrunner

Beep, Beep! Hear the Real-Life Call of the Greater Roadrunner

— The cartoon character's fictional call can't compare with the soft, cooing song you might hear in southwestern deserts.
Better Know a Bird: The American Coot and Its Wonderfully Weird Feet

Better Know a Bird: The American Coot and Its Wonderfully Weird Feet

— The odd-looking foot is perfectly built for getting around on land or water. It's not bad for a little wrestling, either.
Algae, Algae Everywhere: Florida’s Water Crisis Makes Headlines Across the Country

Algae, Algae Everywhere: Florida’s Water Crisis Makes Headlines Across the Country

— Starving chicks, dead fish, and coughing fits are all signs that something is wrong.
Court Orders EPA to Ban Pesticide Harmful to Children and Birds Within 60 Days

Court Orders EPA to Ban Pesticide Harmful to Children and Birds Within 60 Days

— Last year the agency revoked a proposed ban on chlorpyrifos, which causes brain damage, against the recommendation of its own science.
Alcatraz Is Being Overrun by Seabirds, but Who’s Complaining?

Alcatraz Is Being Overrun by Seabirds, but Who’s Complaining?

— Fifty-five years after the infamous prison closed, “The Rock” now hosts thousands of nesting gulls, cormorants, guillemots, and more.
Plot Twist: Congress Is Considering a Law That Could Protect Hundreds More Birds

Plot Twist: Congress Is Considering a Law That Could Protect Hundreds More Birds

— The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide $1.3 billion a year for at-risk species and offer significant benefits for the country’s approach to conservation.
Chicks and Wasps Galore—Behind the Scenes of a First-Year Bluebird Trail

Chicks and Wasps Galore—Behind the Scenes of a First-Year Bluebird Trail

— Ever wondered what it’s like to be a nest box monitor? A teen birder shares her adventures from the field.
Birmingham Audubon Saves Terns After Beachgoers Destroy Hundreds of Eggs

Birmingham Audubon Saves Terns After Beachgoers Destroy Hundreds of Eggs

— Although the colony of some 600 Least Tern nests took a serious hit, the birds managed to fledge 83 chicks this year.
What Are Fecal Sacs? Bird Diapers, Basically

What Are Fecal Sacs? Bird Diapers, Basically

— That's right, many chicks produce a portable case for their poop. Here are some possible reasons why.