Philadelphia Sees Largest Mass Collision Event in the City in 70 Years

Philadelphia Sees Largest Mass Bird Collision Event in the City in 70 Years

In a single day, more than 1,000 migrating birds collided with buildings within a small area in downtown Philadelphia, killing a particularly large number of Parula, Magnolia, Black-and-white, and Black-throated Blue Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, and Ovenbirds as well as smaller numbers of many other species. Birds collide with many types of buildings on a regular […]

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Seismic Oil and Gas Exploration Will Scar the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Seismic Oil and Gas Exploration Will Scar the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON – “The Arctic Refuge still carries scars from seismic testing conducted in a limited area more than 30 years ago,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director at Audubon Alaska. “This poses a serious threat to polar bears and other important species during their most vulnerable time of year in the Refuge.” Today, the Bureau of […]

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Forest Service Remove Roadless Protections for Tongass National Forest

Petition: Trump Administration Removes Roadless Protections for Tongass National Forest

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA — “The Roadless Rule was one of the best protections for a climate resilient forest ecosystem—important for birds, fish, and people, now and into the future,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director, Audubon Alaska. “Removing these protections is shortsighted and irresponsible. And the entire process was done without consultation with local Tribes […]

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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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