Bird City not so bird friendly- the assault on birds in San Antonio

Bird City not so bird friendly- the assault on birds in San Antonio

The resolution to recognize Migratory Bird Day based on local efforts to achieve “Bird City Texas” designation was approved by San Antonio City Council and passed in December 2020. The resolution states that “Migratory birds face great perils in their annual hemispheric journeys, and the chiming in of local communities to promote awareness can go […]

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First-of-Its-Kind Digital Platform Reveals Migration Data for Birds Across the Americas Just In Time for Fall Migration

First-of-Its-Kind Digital Platform Reveals Migration Data for Birds Across the Americas Just In Time for Fall Migration

NEW YORK – Today, as millions of birds are flocking to their wintering grounds, the National Audubon Society and nine partner organizations announced the Bird Migration Explorer (www.birdmigrationexplorer.org), a state-of-the-art digital platform that reveals migration data consolidated for 458 bird species that breed in the United States and Canada. The free, interactive platform, available in […]

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A dangerous journey through the country of birds: challenges for migratory raptors

A dangerous journey through the country of birds: challenges for migratory raptors

Migratory raptors face a challenging journey year after year. Most of these birds nest in the continent’s north and begin their migration before winter, spending that time in warmer places in Central and South America. Colombia is part of this natural phenomenon as a migration route, a strategic stopover and resting place for raptors, and […]

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The Weird and Wild Migration of the Wood Stork Raises Many Questions

The Weird and Wild Migration of the Wood Stork Raises Many Questions

The largest wading bird in North America and our only native stork species, the Wood Stork is an icon of the American Southeast. Wading through shallow freshwater cypress swamps, marshes, and lagoons, it is unmistakable, except when flying overhead, where it superficially resembles the American White Pelican. Like the pelican, Wood Storks are excellent fliers, […]

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Passage of the Sweeping Climate Bill Offers Renewed Promise in the Fight Against Climate Change

Passage of the Sweeping Climate Bill Offers Renewed Promise in the Fight Against Climate Change

WASHINGTON – “America is once again a strong player in the global effort against climate change with the passage of this historic bill,” said Elizabeth Gray, CEO of the National Audubon Society. “Science shows that failure to slow the rate of global temperature rise has devastating consequences for birds, and as indicator species found in […]

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Bird Protections, Conservation Programs May Receive Increased Federal Funding

Bird Protections, Conservation Programs May Receive Increased Federal Funding

WASHINGTON – Last month, the House of Representatives advanced its 12 spending bills through a rigorous process of hearings and committee negotiations. Led by House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending bills include some significant investments for bird restoration, climate action, and community resilience. Building upon positive increases recommended by President […]

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