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Eastern Towhee by Hal and Kirsten Snyder

Picturing Birds at Risk

Swifts, nighthawks and meadowlarks may sound like commonplace birds, but they share a troubling trait: According to the cover story of the February-March National Wildlife, the animals are among “hundreds of …

Osprey family. Photo by Mark Zborowski

Osprey Families of the Delaware River Basin

Now wrapped into this year’s Water Resources Development Act, the DRBCA and its critical conservation funding may finally have a chance to become law – and that means exciting things …

Red Knots amongst horseshoe crabs. Credit: USFWS

Living Fossils At Risk

Yet, human development has created uncertainty about their ability to endure the millennia, as development and pollution threaten their mating habitat. These remarkable, primitive creatures spawn each year in very …

Oystercatcher. Photo by Jack Rogers, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Five Birds That Benefit from Living Shorelines

It’s hard to imagine these serene paradises without wildlife, especially the harmonious calls from our feathered friends. However, man-made erosion structures built to protect shorelines, such as seawalls and bulkheads, …

Mother and son at the Philadelphia Water Works

Five Places to Escape the Democratic National Convention

Dunlin. Photo by Taj Schottland/NWF

Saving Shorebirds from a Changing Climate

Birdhouses can be made out of boots, clocks, old logs, etc. Photo by Ron Hellstern

Contest to Help Birds in the City

An indigo bunting, northern cardinal, goldfinch and oriole visit a bird feeding station. Photo by Melissa Penta.

Answers to Your Wildlife Gardening Questions

Will birds starve if I don’t keep my feeders filled? Feeding birds is one of the most popular hobbies, but many people fear that once they start feeding, they can’t …

Flying over Bombay Hook, DE. Photo by Kim Taylor, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Top Six Reasons to Invest in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River is a rich part of our natural world and a national treasure. Investing in restoration and protection of the river is important for many reasons. Counting down, …

Photo By Don Clark

Painted Bunting Far From Home

A Painted Bunting, one of North America’s most beautiful birds, has been discovered in Pittsfield, Vermont. This species very rarely occurs north of the Carolinas, and according to the Vermont Center …

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