migratory birds

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 …

Meadowlark

Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

This year, a team of educators and biologists came together and decided International Migratory Bird Day should focus on habitat restoration. Habitat loss and degradation are major threats to migratory …

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!

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 …

Moose foraging in late winter. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Bill Gorton.

Tar Sands in our Tanks? Tracing Extreme Energy on its way to New England

So far, New England has remained virtually free of the extreme, polluting form of energy known as tar sands. Less than 1 percent of our fuel comes from the viscous, …

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