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Tar sands transport threatens common loons here in New England, and tar sands extraction is decimating their nesting habitat in Alberta, Canada. Photo credit: Flickr user Ian Matchett.

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

7/15/2014 // By Annie Mackin

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern Premiers Conference. As they make plans and consider policies for […] Read more >

Sportsmen, especially those that duck hunt and fish, are a vitally important voice that must be engaged to enact the proposed Clean Water Act rule.  Photo by Steve Woodruff (NWF Staff)

Stand with Sportsmen and Conservationists for Clean Water

7/1/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Whether you’re an angler, hunter or wildlife viewer — or, perhaps like many of us, are all three — you understand the importance of watery habitats for wildlife.  These habitats not only include the obvious, such as larger rivers and […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Maggie Bond.

The Beauty, Majesty and Variety of Ducks Challenged by Tar Sands

6/11/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Bufflehead, black and wood ducks, canvasback, gadwall, goldeneye, mallard, pintail, redhead, ring-necked, ruddy, scaup, scoter, shoveler, teal, and widgeon: to duck hunters and bird watchers alike, the characteristics of those species and the sounds they make are like sweet music […] Read more >

Marsh coated in tar sands oil from Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline spill, Mayflower, Ark., April 2013 (NWF photo)

As Arkansas Community Reels from Tar Sands Oil Spill, Wildlife Remain in Peril

4/3/2013 // By Miles Grant

Four days after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline sent tar sands oil flooding through a neighborhood in the small Arkansas town of Mayflower, the fumes still burned my nostrils — like fresh asphalt with a bite. As Geralyn Hoey, the National […] Read more >

Exxon Mobil pipeline oil spill, Mayflower, AR, March 2013 (AJ Zolten)

Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas, Forcing Evacuations and Threatening Wildlife (UPDATE)

4/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, forcing families to evacuate 22 homes, and threatening a reservoir […] Read more >

Black-bellied whistling duck

Photo of the Day: Black-bellied Whistling Duck

7/24/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) Photo by Flickr member Kenny Salazar See more of Kenny Salazar’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! […] Read more >

Black-bellied whistling ducks in a marsh near Delray Beach, FL

Photo of the Day: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

4/4/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

What Did You See Today? Report your wildlife and plant observations with Wildlife Watch and check out species that others are seeing around the country! This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo […] Read more >

Northern pintails by Larry Hitchens

Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part Two: Northern Pintails

8/24/2011 // By Laura Tangley

It’s easy to see why the northern pintail is known as the “greyhound of the air.” A long, slender, small-headed and long-necked duck—propelled by narrow, elongated wings—the sleek pintail seems designed for speed. This quick and graceful flier stands out easily […] Read more >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

As fish show signs of stress, a live oiled bald eagle has been spotted in Montana’s Yellowstone River oil spill zone, along with a dead owl and several dead ducks covered in oil. Read more >

Mallard ducks (from Flickr's ViaMoi)

Thousands of Mallard Ducks Killed in South Dakota

2/10/2011 // By Miles Grant

There’s been another massive bird die-off, this time in South Dakota. But while the blackbird & fish deaths in Arkansas that captivated the nation turned out to have most likely been a result of natural causes, this event is more […] Read more >