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Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

5/8/2015 // By Dani Tinker

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 bird populations. To protect the birds, we must restore the …

Carolina Chickadee by Doug Tallamy

Chickadees Show Why Birds Need Native Trees

4/28/2015 // By Laura Tangley

This year, more than ever, I had been looking forward to songbird-nesting season. The reason? Last spring, my Washington, D.C., yard became one of more than 100 study sites in a three-year research project to investigate how nonnative trees in …

red eyed vireo

Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

4/27/2015 // By Gabrielle Swaby

Spring season is now in full swing, with bluebells blooming and daffodils dancing. And, even sweeter, there is the sound of songbirds singing. Now is peak migration time for many of these songbirds and they and other neotropical migrants are …

Anna's Hummingbird Nest

Video Diary: One Tiny Hummingbird Family

4/21/2015 // By Guest Author

If you don’t already have an obsessive devotion for hummingbirds like I do, beware: this might change your mind. Hummingbirds are among the worlds smallest and fastest birds. Darting and diving through the sky at faster-than-the-eye speeds that can make even …

Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

4/17/2015 // By Grant LaRouche

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip of …

National Wildlife Week: Banks of “America’s Forgotten River” Become Home for Bald Eagles

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Earth Conservation Corps, NWF’s District of Columbia affiliate, has been hard at work restoring the wetland and riparian habitat along America’s “forgotten river,” the Anacostia, at Diamond Teague Park.  Over the last few years, work has been conducted to control …

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the largest NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat along the Chesapeake Bay. …

Peregrine Falcon photo photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ted Glasoe

National Wildlife Week: Indianapolis’ KathyQ Introduces Social Media for Peregrine Falcons

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Indianapolis’ location along the Mississippi Flyway allows its residents to help provide habitats for migratory birds traveling along the river. The Indiana Wildlife Federation, located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, works for wildlife by promoting sustainability and the wise …

Barred owl

National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

National Wildlife Week: Cooper City Creates a Home for Burrowing Owls

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In late February, more than 40 families joined together at Forest Lake Park in Cooper City, Florida to create 6 artificial burrows for its resident burrowing owls. Many of the children attend Griffin Elementary School and along with Teacher Jacque …

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