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Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird
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Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird

New studies suggest that northern populations of White-breasted Nuthatches might also have irruptive years—and 2020 is one of them.

Another Consequence of Suppressing Wildfire: Trees Are Invading the Prairie
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Another Consequence of Suppressing Wildfire: Trees Are Invading the Prairie

Left unburned, woody vegetation is crowding out habitat, but proactive landowners are learning to use fire to restore America’s grasslands.

At a Time of Standstill, Remembering the Significance of Life on the Move
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At a Time of Standstill, Remembering the Significance of Life on the Move

With fall migration well underway, birders can appreciate the ecological and societal importance of global mobility during a difficult year.

The Remarkable Life of Roxie Laybourne
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The Remarkable Life of Roxie Laybourne

From deep within the Smithsonian, the world’s first forensic ornithologist cracked cases, busted criminals, and changed the course of aviation—making the skies safer for us all.

How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic
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How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic

In 1918, an avian flu virus became a devastating human contagion. Scientist studying shorebirds and waterfowl are hoping they can foresee such events and possibly even prevent them.

Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects
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Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects

From scavenger hunts to a seasonal calendar and a technique called cyanotype, there are so many ways to get creative.

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds
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Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds

In a major victory for conservation groups, a federal judge ruled that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act covers unintentional but avoidable avian deaths.

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do Birds Abandon Nests for No Apparent Reason?
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Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do Birds Abandon Nests for No Apparent Reason?

Also this month: How did Hawaii get its owls? And who is the best ear birder Kenn's ever met?

Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy
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Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

Sales are through the roof for seed suppliers, birdhouse builders, and small businesses helping people connect with the nature in their backyards.

Revealing the Past to Create the Future
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Revealing the Past to Create the Future

As Audubon deepens its commitment to antiracism, we owe members and others a full accounting and reckoning with John James Audubon himself.

   

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