The Bird Flu Blazes On, Amping Up Concerns for Wildlife and Human Health
March 01, 2023 — Facing an outbreak that’s unusually deadly for wild birds and spreading to more mammals, scientists worry about when, or if, it will end.
As Salt Coats Snowy Roadways In Winter, Freshwater Ecosystems Pay a Heavy Price
December 13, 2022 — Keeping paved surfaces clear of snow and ice comes at an accumulating cost to lakes, streams, and drinking water supplies.
The Vibrant Colors of Hummingbirds Are More Impressive Than We’d Realized
December 13, 2022 — Scientists catalogued the hues of 114 avian species. Humans can’t see every shade, but birds can.
This Artist’s Paint-Swatch Portraits Reveal the Beauty of Bird Plumage
December 13, 2022 — With time on his hands, Christopher Reiger found a colorful way to depict a rich variety of birds.
A New App Brings Birdsong Back to People With High-Frequency Hearing Loss
December 13, 2022 — Hear Birds Again, an iPhone app, is only the latest in Lang Elliott’s long line of inventions to solve a challenge that affects more birders as they age.
Vermont's Birders and Landowners Are Joining Forces to Contribute to Science
September 21, 2022 — A new program recruits volunteers to survey breeding birds that would otherwise go uncounted.
Who Runs the Forest? Increasingly, in the Southeast, It’s Women
September 20, 2022 — New groups are cultivating communities of women who manage their trees with economic and ecosystem sustainability in mind.
The Buried Treasure in Panama’s Mangrove Forests: the Carbon They Store
July 07, 2022 — These ecosystems feed and shelter migrating birds and surrounding communities—and help fight climate change. By tapping into that value, conservationists seek to ensure they’ll continue doing so.