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Osprey photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor in Alexandrai, VA.

Is the Seahawk a Real Bird?

1/31/2014 // By Dani Tinker

My hometown is Portland, Oregon. We do not have a professional football team. I’ve always cheered for the Seahawks, but it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out that they are real birds. Commonly known as ospreys, these […] Read more >

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No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

11/5/2013 // By Ryan Stockwell

After harvest of winter wheat earlier this year, an interesting thing happened: my field, with the wheat residue remaining and cover crops growing, became migratory waterfowl Mecca. Why was this?  Well, simply put, a number of management decisions related to […] Read more >

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Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to be Animals or Naturalists

3/7/2013 // By Carla Brown

Learn about wildilfe by BEING an animal or naturalist in these fun apps. Read more >

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Invite an Osprey into your Family

1/11/2012 // By Carla Brown

  I read to my kids each night, but this week, we read a book that really made a difference to us. Wild Wings by Gill Lewis The book is about two friends in Scotland who find an osprey. Ospreys are […] Read more >

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5 Great Animal Migrations on YouTube

9/27/2011 // By Anne Cissel

It’s fall in North America and many animals have begun their trek to seek warmer climates. In honor of wildlife’s big move, settle in for a little arm-chair wildlife watching with these YouTube migration videos. These aren’t just North American fall migrations […] Read more >

NWF Program Coordinator, Chris Hilke, inspects fish canal at Red Brook-Century Bog complex, MA

Sea-Run Eastern Brook Trout Find Climate Champions at Red Brook

5/24/2011 // By Christopher Hilke

What does a successful on-the-ground climate adaptation initiative look like? Check out Red Brook, Massachusetts. NWF’s Northeast Regional Center is working with a broad coalition of partners to help sea run brook trout or “salters” at Massachusetts Red Brook-Century Bog […] Read more >

The Biggest Event You’ve Never Heard Of: The World Series of Birding

5/20/2011 // By Tony Caligiuri

It’s the biggest event you have never heard of.  Hundreds of people from all over the world gather each year in Cape May, New Jersey for a competitive birding event hosted by NWF’s New Jersey affiliate, New Jersey Audubon called […] Read more >

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Magazine Readers Report Hummingbird Sightings

12/15/2010 // By Kelly Senser

After Pat Neuhaus read in the December/January issue of National Wildlife that out-of-range-and-season sightings of hummingbirds are becoming increasingly common, he put out his sugar-water feeders. The next day, a hummingbird arrived in his South Carolina yard. “I hope to […] Read more >

Too soon to determine changes in raptor migration patterns

10/4/2010 // By Bob Serata

It will be at least five years before reliable data indicates impacts from the Gulf oil disaster (if migration monitoring continues). Read more >

Scientists Say Billions of Birds are Changing Migration Habits

4/21/2010 // By germanom

The world’s birds are already finding their own ways to adapt to the effects of climate change. In addition to migrating at different times to newly hospitable locations, they may also shorten their migrations, using their energy on eating and […] Read more >

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