migration

Avian migration appearing on U.S. weather radar scans.

How Do We Know Anything About Migrating Birds?

What is Aeroecology? Each August, billions of birds rally themselves for the long, dangerous migration south. With the abundant foods offered by the summer breeding season now dwindling in supply, …

At sunrise, elk pass behind a greater sage-grouse lek

Reforming Oil and Gas Leasing Will Benefit Wildlife, Our Public Lands, and Waters

The news that the U.S. Senate will soon vote on a reconciliation bill that contains important fiscal reforms for the oil and leasing system is terrific news for our public …

high school students standing in front of completed fencing project.

Next Generation’s Pronghorn Conservation 

A hot July weekend in 2021 set me on one of my greatest undertakings as a conservationist and teacher. That summer, I volunteered through NWF’s Artemis to work on a …

Red knots are common at and near Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware.

Synchronous Survival: Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs

Every year toward the beginning of May, in one of the great confluences of nature, red knots migrating from the southern tip of South America descend upon Delaware Bay in …

Clockwise: humpback whales, monarch butterfly, pronghorn antelope

Heading South

Every autumn and winter, in a dramatic act of coordination and navigation, dozens of species across North America migrate vast distances for food, warmth or breeding. Monarch butterflies descend upon …

5 Ways You Can Help Eastern Monarchs

The once-common monarch butterfly has suffered steep population declines across North America in the last few decades. Both the eastern and western populations of these migratory butterflies are in real …

Salmon migration: Showing the way toward a healthy ecology

Salmon migration is a Homerian journey and an iconic wildlife event. It prompts us to think about the extraordinary energy that drives this epic movement for many animals across all …

Help Wildlife Move in a Changing World

Wildlife like the black bear move both daily and seasonally to survive. However, the habitats animals rely on continue to be fragmented by housing, roads, fences, energy facilities, and other …

Yellow-breasted chat.

Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

Right now, more than a hundred and fifty species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an …

moose and calf

Last Day to Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to Keep the Clean Power Plan!

The Clean Power Plan was meant to be the first step along a path that would lead to substantial carbon emission reductions. The Plan would have been the first ever …

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