This 2016 Plan Revision documents widespread declines in populations of many of the 448 species of landbirds in the U.S. and Canada—a foreboding indicator that the health of ecosystems upon which we all depend is being degraded.
When your bird guide isn’t getting it done, try these hacks and alternatives to make a better ID.
This desert species’ incredible adaptation was once considered a myth. But it’s not. In the cool of the desert morning, the male flies up to 20 miles to a shallow water hole, then wades in up to his belly. Find out why!
Welcome, friends, to a new weekly feature: The Birdist’s Rules for Birding. I’m honored to have been asked to appear regularly on your computer screens. Hello! If you don’t yet know me from my previous writing here (go check it out! I talk about Star Wars!), my name is Nick Lund. By day, I am a … Read More
Let’s face it—penguins should just rule the world. Whether they’re doing conga lines on land, skinny dipping in the sea, or winning hearts on the big screen, these handsome birds can practically do anything (except fly, of course). But the sad fact is, penguins aren’t doing so hot in the wild: Of the 17 (or possibly 19) species across the world, five … Read More
Here’s the secret behind the head-turning phenomenon. This story is brought to you by BirdNote, a show that airs daily on public radio stations nationwide.
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Check out AudubonAdventures.org, the ever-growing, ever-improving website for all things Audubon Adventures! The site now features “Wild about Birds” with topics focused on the science of birds, including their characteristics and adaptations, habitat needs, migration, and life cycles.
An electronic field guide, bolstered with facial recognition software, may be the new New Frontier for birders.