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How birds endemic to southern Africa are likely to cope with climate change

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Brian Huntley, Durham University Southern Africa is noted for its wealth of biological diversity and for its high proportion of endemic species. Th...

Dominica: The Best Hikes on the Nature Island of the Caribbean

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Till Bruckner

I recently had the pleasure of spending four months in the Commonwealth of Dominica, one of the most beautiful countries on earth. In between listenin...

Bird Bath and Beyond

Asher Jay | Posted 03.22.2017 | Travel
Asher Jay

Have you ever found yourself confiding in a friend on a Sunday morning in Central Park, only to be interrupted mid-sentence by her screaming "Cinnamon Teals in formation at 10 o' clock!"

Birding 101: Unidentified Flying Organisms

Asher Jay | Posted 03.20.2017 | Travel
Asher Jay

A Multicolored Tanager, essentially an impressionist painting on the move. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I thought of Tanagers, my m...

Why Giving Back to the Birds Matters

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Craig Newmark

Not only did I support 'em financially, but I worked with Audubon's team on a social media partnership, which helped to raise Audubon's profile, expand their network and generate support.

Easter Week in Cuba

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Obama will visit a country that is still growing sugarcane and tobacco, making cigars and rum, and needs America, too. Not just our billboards and neon, but also our willingness to learn from our Cuban hosts.

A True Phenomenon Unfolding at Bella's Tiny Family Rewriting the Rules of Nature

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Wendy N. Powell

There is the occasional marvel that peaks the interest of experts, unfolding nature's firsts or never-before observed peculiarities, and this is certa...

Dodging Gators On Lake Jesup, Florida's 'Natural' Theme Park

Kari Haugeto | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Lake Jesup is one of Central Florida's largest lakes and part of the St. John's River system. Seminole County, just north of flashy Orange county, bills itself as Florida's "natural" choice. We have to agree. We live here.

These Parrots Know How To Party

Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

There are a lot of things that bring people together. Food. Music. Sports. And in this case, parrots. The Aloha Hawaiian Parrot Association meets ...

The Best Marriage Tip You'll Ever Read

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The really tricky part about retirement -- once you get passed whether you can even afford it -- is figuring out what you actually do with your time every day. My husband probably spent every day of his work life dreaming about a retirement where he sat in his easy chair watching endless baseball games on TV with a remote in one hand and a can of Diet Coke in the other.

The Birthday Present That Nearly Got The Best of Me

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

We bought a kayak for my birthday. I was bestowed with the honor of choosing our new toy. I listened to the salesman describe the many facets of kayak design: tracking, cargo capacity, skegs and rudders, maneuverability, stability. After much deliberation and consideration I chose by the only really important feature of every kayak: Color.

Prayer Without Words

Katherine Towler | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion
Katherine Towler

Prayer offers the opportunity to reach a place beyond the petty cravings and confines of the self. Prayer offers the opportunity to pay attention.

PHOTOS: 11 Things You Didn't Know About Birds

Bill Thompson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Bill Thompson

I've written a lot of books, but none that I'm prouder of than this one. Here are 11 birds that could change the life of the young birder in your life - or yours.

A Beginner's Guide To Barbuda

Susan Fogwell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

Not many people go to the tiny island of Barbuda. The out of the way leeward island in the British West Indies is accessible to those who make the effort: The 11-mile long powder soft beach is specked with crushed pink coral.

Six Experiences In Montenegro's Loveliest Corner

Jeanine Barone | Posted 02.11.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Chicory, Leopard's bane and other wildflowers dot the landscape. Tiny garden farms are the norm, with many growing patches of potatoes, tomatoes, beets, and green peas.

Battleship Down

Rachel Dickinson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel
Rachel Dickinson

A flag was flapping off the bow of the sub and a boat-tailed grackle perched on the flagpole sang into the wind. The buildings of Mobile came in and out of view as fog began to form.

Save Our Sundays

Laura Donahue | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC
Laura Donahue

In Virginia, hunting has been declining while wildlife watching is on the rise. These changes only underscore the importance of Virginia's tradition against hunting on Sundays, which balances the interests of all outdoor recreationists.

Kid-Friendly Bird Feeding Project

Francesca Olivieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Francesca Olivieri

Our feathered friends need our help to make it through the last few weeks (hopefully) of winter. Here is a simple activity that will get your kids outside, exploring nature and ultimately helping the birds get some food.

Think Small: The Art Of Scaling Back Your Goals

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

I believe in the small idea, the small thought and the small bite. The only way I've succeeded at anything is to take small steps.

Astoria Characters: The City-Slicker Chicken Farmers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Deciding to raise chickens in an apartment that's smaller than a chicken coop isn't something Jules Corkery and Robert McMinn are doing on a whim.

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Well, I love 'em also. is a very new site for people who love watching birds. You've seen that I'm excited about the birds who visit...

Life and Death Among the Finches

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

Last year, several eggs, hatched as you see. However, a Blue Jay stole all the babies but the one you see, it's whereabouts unknown.

Third Screen: It's Violent, Dangerous, and Beautiful. It's ... Bird Watching

Vickie Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vickie Karp

I caught up with journalist/author Olivia Gentile to talk about what it was like to track the story of one of the most exciting and extreme world birders of the 20th century -- Phoebe Snetsinger.

Hawk Kills Owl At Montrose Beach: Bird Watchers At Fault?

Chicago Tribune | William Mullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Chicago birders flocked to Montrose Beach this week for a glimpse of two strange birds not often seen in these parts, they got something far more...