Elizabeth Deatrick

Elizabeth Deatrick is a graduate of the MS in Science Journalism program at Boston University, and a former intern at Audubon.

Articles by Elizabeth Deatrick

How Plastic Birds Are Bringing Crested Terns Back From the Brink
November 01, 2015 — One man, 300 decoys, and a pair of speakers on a barren island in the East China Sea may just save this critically endangered bird.
6 Ways to Help Sage-grouse Right Now
September 22, 2015 — The Greater Sage-grouse won’t be listed under the Endangered Species Act, but that doesn’t mean important conservation opportunities aren’t ongoing.
Parrot Perps and a Foul Owl: A Roundup of Troublesome Birds
September 15, 2015 — Perching on presidents’ heads, swearing at old ladies—read about recent avian offenses from around the world.
Building Birds, Brick by Brick
September 04, 2015 — A new book showcases the wild beauty of LEGO models.
Video: Hummingbirds Are Groove-Tongued Wonders
August 21, 2015 — A close-up look at feasting hummers shows how they pump nectar into their tongues.
A Woodpecker Disguised as . . . Another Woodpecker?
August 17, 2015 — In this tale of three red-capped woodpeckers from Brazil, one is an impostor.
Hope for the Honduran Emerald Hummingbird
July 30, 2015 — The recent decision to list the bird as endangered could help target smugglers and open research opportunities.
Kids Welcome Birds Back With Precious Postcards
July 27, 2015 — For these Wisconsin schoolchildren, an art project doubles as a conservation lesson.
Piping Plover Protection Pays Off in New York
July 22, 2015 — These tiny threatened shorebirds are reclaiming their ancestral habitat in Lake Ontario.