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From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

— A network of experts in Oregon seeks to uncover the secrets of a threatened, enigmatic seabird.
Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

— It took a dedicated birder to convince pharma giant Eli Lilly to use a synthetic compound instead of horseshoe crab blood in a mandatory medical test. Now, he hopes the rest of industry will follow.
How New Technology Is Making Wind Farms Safer for Birds

How New Technology Is Making Wind Farms Safer for Birds

— Raptors and wind energy have a fraught history. Could these innovations allow them to co-exist? 
Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

— So you can get your birding fill, even when you can't get outside.
Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls

Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls

— The virtual assistant can now access more than 2,000 birds sounds from the Audubon library—as long as you say the magic words.
Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do

Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do

— Gail Patricelli is one of a few researchers using robotic birds to study avian courtship. Her current work focuses on the Greater Sage-Grouse.
Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

— Weather maps are essential for researchers shadowing birds on the move. Pairing radar with eBird data will take migration tracking to the next level.
A New Nest-Tracking App Lets Researchers Retire Their Notebooks

A New Nest-Tracking App Lets Researchers Retire Their Notebooks

— Created by a software designer with help from ornithologists, NestStory brings collecting bird data into the digital age
To Help Birds Fly Safely, This Scientist Wants to Crank Up the Noise

To Help Birds Fly Safely, This Scientist Wants to Crank Up the Noise

— Can sounds warn avians to slow down and avoid dangerous collisions? A lab study using 'pink noise' shows promise.
How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds

How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds

— CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, has the potential to help scientists combat invasive predators. But is tinkering with nature worth the risk?