birds

golden-winged warbler

A golden opportunity for the golden-winged warbler

Weighing less than two nickels, a golden-winged warbler flies south from the Appalachian Mountains to winter in a shade-grown coffee plantation of Central America. Every day, an increasingly rare species …

A Wild Year for the Whooping Crane

The whooping crane is one of North America’s most majestic birds. Standing five feet tall, with a seven-foot wingspan, the bird’s snow white plumage, black legs, and red spot on …

Cleaning Up the Texas Coast After Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas in late August, it caused at least 75 deaths, billions of dollars of damage, and incalculable emotional suffering in addition to significant ecological impacts, …

11 Tips to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

We recently published an article in National Wildlife magazine looking at the enormous toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife in the United States. The latest study has conservatively concluded …

Keeping Birds Safe from Outdoor Cats

We recently published an article in National Wildlife magazine on the enormous, unnatural toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife, along with a blog post about how to keep indoor …

Texas Birds and Bays – Hurricane Harvey’s Ecosystem Impacts

What will be the fate of wildlife and their habitats on the Texas Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey? Even as floodwaters from the most extreme rain event in …

150 Students and Volunteers Plant Trees for Wildlife

Migratory birds like the black and white warbler and ruby-throated humming bird are heading north. This spring, as they fly over Broward County, Florida, they may notice more than 10,000 …

Curious Fox at Bombay Hook NWR

Find Out Why These Ten Animals Are So Excited

Wildlife and clean water in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey got a boost last year when the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act passed and was signed by the President. The …

Eastern Towhee by Hal and Kirsten Snyder

Picturing Birds at Risk

Swifts, nighthawks and meadowlarks may sound like commonplace birds, but they share a troubling trait: According to the cover story of the February-March National Wildlife, the animals are among “hundreds of …

Osprey Families of the Delaware River Basin

Now wrapped into this year’s Water Resources Development Act, the DRBCA and its critical conservation funding may finally have a chance to become law – and that means exciting things …

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