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A New Bill Aims to Counter the Rollback of a Bedrock Bird Law

A New Bill Aims to Counter the Rollback of a Bedrock Bird Law

— The Migratory Bird Protection Act would buttress the Migratory Bird Treaty Act while accelerating action to save birds from industrial deaths.
Why Great Horned Owls Start Nesting in the Winter

Why Great Horned Owls Start Nesting in the Winter

— When many other birds head south for warmer weather, these raptors pair up and hunker down.
Invasive ‘Jumping’ Worms Are Now Tearing Through Midwestern Forests

Invasive ‘Jumping’ Worms Are Now Tearing Through Midwestern Forests

— The voracious crawlers are now chewing through leaf litter in Minnesota and Chicago and disrupting understory where some birds nest.
How Many Bird Species Does Santa Claus See On Christmas Eve?

How Many Bird Species Does Santa Claus See On Christmas Eve?

— A lot, it turns out, on the quintessential Christmas Bird Count.
Plan to Lift Roadless Protections Will Likely Cause Extinctions in Alaska’s Tongass

Plan to Lift Roadless Protections Will Likely Cause Extinctions in Alaska’s Tongass

— Our biggest national forest is home to species found nowhere else, but proposed logging threatens the habitat they need to survive, writes Natalie Dawson, a biologist and executive director of Audubon Alaska.
Those Big Orange Bills Also Help Puffins Stay Cool After a Workout

Those Big Orange Bills Also Help Puffins Stay Cool After a Workout

— Good for more than just attracting a mate, the clownish feature appears to keep the subpar fliers from overheating.
Inside the Race to Save China's Mysterious ‘Bird of Legend’

Inside the Race to Save China's Mysterious ‘Bird of Legend’

— The Chinese Crested Tern was written off as extinct decades ago. Since its rediscovery in 2000, scientists have been working to ensure that Asia’s rarest seabird keeps a firm foothold in reality.
These Students Are Partnering With Corvids to Replant a Forest After Fire

These Students Are Partnering With Corvids to Replant a Forest After Fire

— Island Scrub-Jays are acorn-planting machines. Might flying foresters be just what today's scorched Western landscapes need?
Birding With Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets

Birding With Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets

— Mounting scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of the outdoors is helping shape innovations in medicine, education, and more.
Perspectives: Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

Perspectives: Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

— The outdoors may help us focus or heal, but many grow up isolated from it.