migratory birds

Red Knots in flight. Photo by Caudio Dias Timm/ Flickr

3 Birds in the Northeast That Need Our Help

The call to action is now clearer than ever, and a new sense of urgency is required. Working together, we must take bold steps to protect critical habitats and help …

Photo by Alan Kneidel. Ruddy Turnstones.

Highway In the Sky

This time every year, thousands upon thousands of tiny shorebirds depart from their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic to begin an 8,000 mile journey — one of the longest migrations …

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 09/29/2012. Photo credit: John McTarnaghan, flickr.com

Preserving Coastal Migration Habitat

Coastal impoundments are critical pieces of habitat for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway. Although artificially created and managed by federal, state or local agencies, these areas, such as Bombay …

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 …


Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

Photo by Ian Matchett|Flickr

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast…

An oiled pelican, photo by the Louisiana Governor's Office

Lost at Sea: Study Estimates Around 800,000 Birds Killed During…

Migratory waterfowl in Louisiana

International Migratory Bird Day is Around the Corner!

This May, celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! On May 10th, International Migratory Bird Day will aim to share the many ways that migratory birds matter to us and the earth. …

Common Loon by Gary Lackie

Biologists Study Impact of BP Oil Disaster On Loons

Just over a year ago, I held a “charismatic megavertebrate” on my lap. As a participant on a research project in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of …

Sandhill cranes are one of the many species that are impacted by tar sands development. Photo by Myrna Erler Bradshaw.

The Top 10 Quotes from Today’s Keystone XL Hearing

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a long-anticipated hearing on the Keystone XL Pipeline. This hearing aimed to explore whether the pipeline is in our national interest and included …

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