birds

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
Eckerd College
The story of the hard work of the animal rehabilitationists and the birds they save.

Blue-and-yellow Macaws, Scarlet Macaws, a Chesnut-fronted Macaw and a Mealy Parrot at a clay lick in Peru. (Brian Ralphs/Creative Commons)

Princeton University
I recount my experiences bird-watching around the world and describe the ways in which bird-watching has been a healthy outlet for my anxiety!

A Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) puffs its feathers on a cold and snowy day. (David Restivo/National Park Service)

Princeton University
This is the story of how I became fascinated by birds, accumulated over a thousand field guides, and traveled the world as a result.
Black-bellied plover
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
This story uses humor and shocking images to convey the dangers plastic pollution imposes on shorebird species.
Puffins in Maine

Two Atlantic Puffins on Maine's Eastern Egg Rock. (Photos by Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
The beloved Atlantic Puffin is a symbol of conservation success. After the birds disappeared from islands along the coast of Maine, victims of feather hunters, biologist Stephen Kress restarted colonies using innovative techniques.
SUNY ESF
The 'Alalā, or Hawaiian crow, has been extinct in the wild since 2002, but recent attempts at reintroduction are putting the species on the right path to a return to the wild.
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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward's student storytelling expedition to the Amazon gave us an inside look at the dense population of diverse insects and birds. Find out what we and the ecologists at Camp 41 saw on our trek through the Amazon this summer.