Birds in the News

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
May 24, 2019 — New research shows that these apex predators wait for food to fall out of the sky during migration.
This Sandhill Crane Couple Adopted a Baby Goose
May 14, 2019 — The elegant birds are raising a gosling as well their own colt this year in a Michigan park.
A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China
January 15, 2019 — The rarity popped up at the Beijing Zoo earlier this month, revealing a booming Chinese birding scene.
A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms
December 19, 2018 — Hundreds of people have visited the first wild Great Black Hawk to venture into the United States, where it's dining on squirrel instead of lizard.
Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species
November 16, 2018 — Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.
Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)
November 16, 2018 — Hatched by a 20-year-old college student, the Birds Aren’t Real movement has drawn intrigue and scorn on Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter.
How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds
October 12, 2018 — Sick Red Knots, Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones have been turning up at hospitals in record numbers as toxic algal blooms take their toll.
A Biologist's Bittersweet Return to See the Birds She Helped Save
September 07, 2018 — Alisa Esposito made it her mission to protect Purple Martins from deadly collisions on a North Carolina bridge. When personal tragedy struck, the birds helped her through the ordeal.
How to Deal With Birding FOMO
May 18, 2018 — It’s been a week since I missed out on the Kirtland’s Warbler that strayed into Manhattan. I’m still not over it.