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Hear the Wild Way Magnificent Frigatebirds Attract Mates

Hear the Wild Way Magnificent Frigatebirds Attract Mates

— Gathered in groups, males excitedly rattle their slender bills against their inflated bright red throat pouches.
As Ospreys Recover, Their Nests Are Sparking Fires and Power Outages

As Ospreys Recover, Their Nests Are Sparking Fires and Power Outages

— The birds’ preference for tall, open platforms leads them to nest on utility poles. Now companies are becoming proactive about preventing accidents.
Disturbing Photo Shows a Black Skimmer Feeding a Cigarette Butt to Its Chick

Disturbing Photo Shows a Black Skimmer Feeding a Cigarette Butt to Its Chick

— The image confirms what many researchers have long suspected—that wild birds mistake the pervasive and harmful litter for food.
Which Birds Sing All Summer Long?

Which Birds Sing All Summer Long?

— From goldfinches to thrushes, the outdoors aren't as quiet as they seem.
Landmark New York State Climate Bill Signed Into Law

Landmark New York State Climate Bill Signed Into Law

— The sweeping climate legislation sets the target of creating a net-zero carbon economy in the state by 2050.
Have a bird question? Ask Kenn Kaufman!

Have a bird question? Ask Kenn Kaufman!

— This month: Will digital binoculars prevail? Can species suddenly expand their range? Do male birds ever take lead on chickcare?
Hog Island Osprey Chick Snatched From Nest by Great Horned Owl

Hog Island Osprey Chick Snatched From Nest by Great Horned Owl

— Despite this year’s use of stylized mannequins to deter predators, Steve and Rachel's nest was attacked once again.
EPA Approval of Controversial Pesticide Raises Concerns for Bees and Birds

EPA Approval of Controversial Pesticide Raises Concerns for Bees and Birds

— Sulfoxaflor, seen as a replacement for bee-killing chemicals known as neonics, might be just as dangerous.
Updated: Trump Admin Halts Its Push for a Road Through Alaska's Izembek Refuge

Updated: Trump Admin Halts Its Push for a Road Through Alaska's Izembek Refuge

— The government dropped its appeal of a judge's ruling that protected the bird-rich wilderness—but a new land deal was reached soon after.
The Kirtland’s Warbler Has Recovered, But the Hard Work of Saving It Will Never Stop

The Kirtland’s Warbler Has Recovered, But the Hard Work of Saving It Will Never Stop

— Sustained management is the only way to prevent a population backslide once the bird sheds its endangered status later this year.
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