birds

Two people stand by the shoreline of a beach, one carrying a clipboard, the other looking down the beach with a monocular.

SCCF shorebird biologist Audrey Albrecht (left) and shorebird intern Elsa Wilson (right) survey shorebirds near Bowman’s Beach. (Sarah Anderson/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
"By participating in shorebird, wading bird and colonial nesting bird surveys, I learned that birds face many more threats than they pose," Sarah Anderson writes.
Grayscale image of a flock of birds flying in an urban landscape

(Ian Battaglia/Unsplash)

The George Washington University
Sunnyvale, California recently began using lasers to deter large flocks of roosting crows. The effectiveness of these tools, however, can vary.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This is the story of the history of the passenger pigeon's extinction, their ecological importance, and the project that is working to restore them.
University of California, Berkeley
We can do our part in refurnishing our yards, and by extension our cities, for birds to feel at home in our neighborhoods (even though they may not have had a choice in moving in).
George Washington University
Scientists recently identified an infectious cyanobacterium as the origin of vacuolar myelinopathy, a lethal neurological disease in wildlife.

(Courtesy Elizabeth Hargrave. Image by Matt Cohen.)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Carleton College
Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of bestselling board games on nontraditional topics, talks representation in games and game design as an environmental storytelling medium.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | American University
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
Planet Forward Correspondent | 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.

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