Petition: Over 1,500 Birds Flew into Philly Skyscrapers and Died in One Day

Over 1,500 Birds Flew into Philly Skyscrapers and Died in One Day

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, up to 1,500 birds were killed by a large skyscraper in one day. Audubon volunteers are concerned about the high rate of fatalities during migration. Stephen Maciejewski, a 71-year-old retired social worker and volunteer for Audubon Pennsylvania, told the Inquirer, “So many birds were falling out of the sky, we […]

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Many Partners Aim to Protect Nevada Wetlands for Shorebirds

Many Partners Aim to Protect Nevada Wetlands for Shorebirds

Long-billed Dowitchers—shorebirds about the size of robins—annually migrate from breeding areas in Alaska and eastern Siberia to wintering areas in the southern United States, Mexico, and the northern part of Latin America. Along the way, surveys indicate that up to 150,000 Long-billed Dowitchers stop annually in the Lahontan Valley Wetlands, some 70 miles east of […]

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Audubon Joins Coalition to Sue Trump Administration Over Harmful NEPA Rules

Audubon Joins Coalition to Sue Trump Administration Over Harmful NEPA Rules

WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of justice and environmental groups sued the Trump administration today over its regulations that would gut environmental reviews and silence community input. The rules from the Council on Environmental Quality would eliminate environmental reviews for many projects, curtail the harmful impacts that are considered when reviews do take place, and […]

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For Male Cardinals, the Redder the Better

For Male Northern Cardinals, the Redder the Better

This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/200623-whats-behind-those-lustrous-red-feathers_tc.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote. Male Northern Cardinals, Scarlet Tanagers, and House Finches all have striking red plumage that’s thought to play a role in attracting mates. To develop red feathers, […]

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An Early-season Tropical Storm Wiped out Mississippi’s Beach-nesting Birds

An Early-season Tropical Storm Wiped out Mississippi’s Beach-nesting Birds

Last week, amid a global pandemic, widespread police brutality in response to Black Lives Matter protests, and the Trump administration’s continued attacks on protections for birds, the Mississippi coast received another blow—Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on the Gulf Coast as one of the earliest named storms in recorded history. And while the storm touched […]

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