Science

Recent ‘Megafires’ Imperil Even Fire-Loving Forest Birds

Recent ‘Megafires’ Imperil Even Fire-Loving Forest Birds

— Many birds, such as owls and woodpeckers, thrive in forest habitats created after fire. But the hotter, bigger, more destructive megafires out West might be too much even for them.
Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration

Scientists Are Unraveling the American Robin's Surprisingly Mysterious Migration

— Researchers hope new studies of these widespread birds will reveal their movements—and tip us off to disease outbreaks and other threats.
False Springs: How Earlier Spring With Climate Change Wreaks Havoc on Birds

False Springs: How Earlier Spring With Climate Change Wreaks Havoc on Birds

— An early spring may sound lovely after a long winter, but can be disastrous for wildlife.
As Hurricanes Increase in Intensity, How Will Birds Respond?

As Hurricanes Increase in Intensity, How Will Birds Respond?

— Hurricanes don't affect all birds in the same way, but a changing climate that makes storms more intense pose serious threats
When In Drought…

When In Drought…

— When it comes to droughts, the costs of climate change are too high for both birds and people.
As the Planet Warms, Will Birds Escape the Heat?

As the Planet Warms, Will Birds Escape the Heat?

— On land and sea, birds are at risk when the temperature spikes
As the Climate Changes, How Will Birds Weather Heavier Rains and Snows?

As the Climate Changes, How Will Birds Weather Heavier Rains and Snows?

— Climate change is a major driver of increasingly severe storms that threaten North American birds.
How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

— While wildfires are natural parts of many landscapes in North America, today's megafires pose new challenges to birds and people.
How Wildfires Affect Birds

How Wildfires Affect Birds

— Big burns are natural, but climate change could make especially destructive fire seasons the new normal.
Why the Northwestern Crow Vanished Overnight

Why the Northwestern Crow Vanished Overnight

— The loss of a species should always capture our attention, but it need not always demand our grief.