Birds in the News

A crowd watches a baseball game while a flock of birds circles overhead.
From Audubon Magazine

Why Baseball and Birding Go Together Like Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

By Joe Trezza
July 10, 2023 — America’s pastime presents plenty of opportunities to spot birds, according to sports writer Joe Trezza.
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Top Music and Hollywood Artists Join Forces in “The Birdsong Project” To Benefit the National Audubon Society in Celebrating and Protecting Birds

By National Audubon Society
May 20, 2022 — Contributors include Yoko Ono, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Ronson, Wale, Beck, Andrew Bird, Elvis Costello, Jim James, Karen O, Angélica Negrón, Calexico, Michael Uzowuru, Stephin Merritt, Karen Elson, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, and more.

Inside the Amazing Cross-Continent Saga of the Steller’s Sea-Eagle

By Nicholas Lund
January 10, 2022 — The journey of the lost Asian bird started more than a year ago. Follow along as birders gather in awe and speculate on its next moves.

Newly Recorded Condor ‘Virgin Birth’ Is Another Way Birds Are Like Reptiles

By Asher Elbein
November 10, 2021 — Zoo researchers discovered that two female California Condors had reproduced without males, a phenomenon known as parthenogenesis.
American Avocet by Phil Wheeler
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the American Avocet

By Julie Leibach
July 13, 2021 — Phil Wheeler uses repeating patterns to unite a hungry wader with otherworldly terrain.

1,158 Bird Species, 7,500 Miles, 1,000 Cups of Coffee and Counting: Meet the Couple Doing the First-Ever Big Year Across Colombia

By Niky Carrera Levy and Mauricio Ossa
July 02, 2021 — As they’ve crisscrossed the country tallying and documenting birds, photographers Niky Carrera Levy and Mauricio Ossa have also discovered hundreds of untold stories of conservation heroes.

How a Landmark Environmental Law May Have Quietly Saved a Billion Birds

By Xian Chiang-Waren
January 06, 2021 — New research reveals a previously uncounted benefit of the Clean Air Act—at a time when the Trump administration is weakening its protections.

Those Pigeons Wearing Cowboy Hats? They're No Laughing Matter.

By Hannah Waters
December 17, 2019 — While the internet got a kick out of the latest meme, Mariah Hillman rushed to the scene to save the birds from danger or even death.
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BLM’s Final Environmental Review for Arctic Refuge Drilling Glaringly Underestimates Harm to Wildlife

September 12, 2019 — Rushed and faulty process gives green light to massive and permanent destruction of Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain, an irreplaceable habitat for birds and other wildlife

Exhausted Birds Become Lunch Meat for Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

By Jesse Greenspan
May 24, 2019 — New research shows that these apex predators wait for food to fall out of the sky during migration.