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Six Months into Gulf Disaster: How Are Birds Doing?

10/20/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, scientists are cautiously optimistic about the state of the Gulf of Mexico’s birdlife—at least in the short-term. Audubon Survey Results In a report released last week, the National Audubon Society summarized […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Tuesday Tweets (not that kind)

3/16/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Tuesday Tweets, the second post in our National Wildlife Week series, hopes that after you retweet this blog post you’ll shut it down and take your lunch break outside. But first, check out these birds that make ridiculously long migrations annually. Read more >

Arctic Geese Now Skipping Migration

9/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that 30% of Pacific Brant are now wintering over in Alaska. Julia Whitty at Mother Jones reports: Usually Brant stream south along the Pacific flyway each fall. They’re a familiar […] Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >

Bird Travels 8,000 Miles — One Way!

8/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Some birds give new definition to the term “migration.” RedOrbit.com reports: “A bar-tailed godwit, a bird banded near Victoria, Australia, was found more than 8,000 miles away in the western Arctic area of Alaska, wildlife experts said. While tagged birds […] Read more >

New Whooping CraneCam Comes Online

8/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Operation Migration’s CraneCam is now broadcasting live video around the world, offering watchers views of one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Whooping crane. Operation Migrations USA via PR.com reports: “Viewers can now watch live online as Operation Migration’s […] Read more >

Two-Minute Video: An AZ. Man Who Feeds Thousands of Hummingbirds (In A Day)

7/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Jesse Hendrix has a ranch in Arizona along the migration route for many species of hummingbirds.  During the peak of migration, as many as 9,000 hummers will visit him in a day and consume 13 gallons of nectar from his […] Read more >

Bird Watching: The American Robin

2/18/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Robins in Winter? American robins are found throughout North America and are a symbol of winter’s end. The first appearance of a robin is a sure sign that spring has sprung. But did you know that in most of the lower 48 […] Read more >

Warming to Cause Flock Shock

11/29/2007 // By Danielle Brigida

According to the Daily Green, “there are more birders than Baptists.” With one in six Americans assumed to be a bird lover, birds have got a serious fan club. Like all wildlife, birds are susceptible to changes in the environment […] Read more >