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A Helping Hand: Conservation on Farms Yields Wins for Wildlife & Our Climate

Conservation farming improves water quality and nutrient retention, reduces soil erosion, increases productivity, and can even mitigate the harsh impacts of climate change. These practices include keeping soil planted between …

Last Strike for Bird Strikes

UPDATE JULY 2021: In response to large numbers of sick and dying birds in states east of the Mississippi River, natural resource agencies recommend ceasing bird feeding to reduce bird …

Lights Out Texas

Avian migration, one of nature’s most extraordinary spectacles, takes flight every spring and fall. Up to two billion birds soar across Texas making the Lone Star sky a bird superhighway. …

Five Ways to Attract Birds This Fall

Attracting and watching wild birds right in your own yard or garden are great activities year-round, but as migratory birds pass through on their way south and winter-resident species work …

Mule Deer on Wildlife Refuge.

America’s Conservation Enhancement Act is a Bipartisan Win for Wildlife

It’s no secret Congress is as polarized as ever, but wildlife conservation continues to bring both sides of the aisle together. This month, the House and Senate passed America’s Conservation …

Drifting Disaster: How Certain Herbicides Destroy Native Bird Habitat

Perhaps you have heard about the millions of acres of soybean damages recently caused by the herbicide dicamba in the midwestern and southern parts of the country. However, it is …

Victory for the Prothonotary Warbler in Maurepas Swamp

Recently, a long-awaited victory in National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to restore the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico region was achieved when the RESTORE Council – which controls …

Guess Who: Migratory Birds

Whether you’re avid for avians or feeling featherbrained among the flock, we bet we can teach you something new about birds! Test your knowledge to see if you can identify …

101 Years Strong: Protecting the Future of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is meant to safeguard over 1,000 species of migrating birds from intentional and incidental harm. Passed after the massive decline of many birds in the …

American avocet

Will Migratory Birds Win at the Polls in the Golden State?

With their long, upturned bills and striking coloration, avocets are a striking migratory bird that depend on the Golden State’s wetlands. However, pollution and contaminants in California waterways dampen successful …

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