Dispatch

This Iconic Everglades Bird Is Moving to the ‘Burbs

October 04, 2021 — White Ibis are natural wanderers, traveling far and wide for a meal. But now some birds are scoring steady grub by settling in around people. What does that mean for the species’ future—and what does it say about ours?

In Search of the Stunning—and Possibly Extinct—Edwards's Pheasant

December 18, 2017 — No one has seen the elusive bird in the wild in nearly two decades, but it might still inhabit Vietnam's war-ravaged mountain valleys.

Meet the Brave Bodyguards Protecting Belize’s Scarlet Macaws From Poachers

March 27, 2017 — To keep macaw chicks safe, a team of rangers spends night and day watching over the birds’ nests and homes.

The Mystery of Seahorse Key's Missing Bird Colony Veers Into Strange Territory

December 05, 2016 — Russian submarines? Black-ops helicopters? Vigilante sheepdogs? Cannibal snakes? Weird theories abound for the causes of the baffling case.

Land of the Lost Birds: Searching for Life in the Forests of Bioko

July 08, 2016 — A crew of American scientists is venturing into remote Equatorial Guinea, even as rampant development threatens its bird-filled wilderness.

Can the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Be Found in Cuba?

April 21, 2016 — A birder, ornithologist, writer, and photographer set off on an extreme adventure through the muck and memories of eastern Cuba.

Duck Dynasty

July 14, 2014 — Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.