Stylish and Social, Winter Waxwings Provide a Wonderful ID Challenge
Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings look very similar and are more likely to intermingle in the colder months. Here’s how to tell them apart.
Birding As a Blind Person Is Now Easier in Colombia, Thanks to a Tourism Project
The unique effort, consisting of six trails and trained guides, is a showcase for ideas that make birds and nature more accessible.
‘Like Finding a Unicorn’: Researchers Rediscover the Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon, a Bird Lost to Science for 140 Years
A successful expedition in Papua New Guinea captured photos and video of the chicken-size pigeon, highlighting the value of local ecological knowledge as scientists seek out other long-missing species.
Yes, Birding Does Change Your Brain
March 29, 2023 — Neuroscientists puzzling over how human memory and learning function often turn to birdwatchers to connect the dots.
What Is Causing the Perplexing Decline of the American Kestrel?
March 29, 2023 — Although still common, these much-loved falcons continue to disappear from North American skies. Scientists are racing to understand why.
Meant to Catch Spotted Lanternflies, Glue Traps Are a Horrifying Hazard for Birds
March 29, 2023 — Wildlife rehabilitators, unable to save many victims, are urging the public to choose bird-safe methods of managing the invasive insects.
Bird Nests Tell Extraordinary Stories, If You Learn How to Read Them
March 29, 2023 — Casey McFarland, author of “Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests,” describes how paying attention to nests can improve your birding.
Travel in the Time of Climate Crisis
March 29, 2023 — As climate-related disasters ramp up, how can travelers minimize the harms and maximize the benefits they bring to recovering destinations?
As Storms Grow Stronger, a Historic Building Gains Height to Stay Dry
March 28, 2023 — Rather than abandon the 19th-century structure, staff at Hog Island Audubon Camp have elevated the Queen Mary by three feet.
Western Water News
New Mexico Creates Conservation Fund to Protect Rivers, Wildlife, and More
March 28, 2023 — The historic trust will bring in more funds and promote climate resilience.
The Window for Saving the Sagebrush Ecosystem is Rapidly Closing
March 28, 2023 — A health report for a vast western landscape finds alarming habitat loss but offers a strategy for saving what remains.
With Construction Days Away, Groups Ask Court to Halt Massive Willow Oil Project
March 22, 2023 — The Biden administration-approved “carbon bomb” in the Alaskan Arctic will foul a vital sanctuary for birds, caribou, and Native people, critics say.
National Audubon Society Announces Decision to Retain Current Name
March 16, 2023 — Organization commits to new $25 million fund to expand Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging work, a decision that follows a thorough and inclusive process to examine the legacy of its namesake.