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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Trafficking of thousands of songbirds highlights rampant trade in Indonesia

Trafficking of thousands of songbirds highlights rampant trade in Indonesia

MEDAN, Indonesia — Smugglers managed to ship more than 7,000 birds, including wild-caught songbirds, by air from Sumatra to Java in Indonesia, highlighting the country’s weak enforcement against the deeply entrenched bird trade. Indonesian authorities said the birds were transported in several batches on flights on June 11 and 12 from Medan in North Sumatra […]

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As Coronavirus Sows Turmoil and Fear, Seeking Solace in Nature’s Calendar

As Coronavirus Sows Turmoil and Fear, Seeking Solace in Nature’s Calendar

After a rough night, I woke up at dawn to the sound of a robin singing.Last night was bad. The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world dominated every corner of the news, with every headline more horrifying than the last: Rates of infection doubling. Schools, restaurants, offices closing. Major events cancelled. Unemployment rising. Mandatory lockdowns enforced. […]

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