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Bird Migration

Join the 'Bronx Zoo Birdathon' on May 17 to Help Celebrate and Conserve Birds

Steve Zack | Posted 07.09.2014 | New York
Steve Zack

Spring has finally sprung after a very long winter. The renewal of the season is ushered in by the return of migratory birds to our region and their bright colors and varied songs. This spectacle is part of the world's great diversity of birds we can all enjoy locally.

9/11 Tribute in Light Attracts Many Eyes... and Birds

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York
Kelly Rypkema

In New York, NYC Audubon has started the Lights Out NY program and has fostered agreements with corporations behind major buildings, like the Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Building, to turn their lights off at night during migration season.

A Bird's Eye View of Conservation?

Astrid Caldas | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Astrid Caldas

I couldn't help but think what effects climate change would have on these birds, as well as many other migratory species. We know that many birds in North America are facing trouble due to land changes and habitat destruction, sea level rise, and other disruptions.

Lighting of Sept. 11 Memorial May Coincide With Natural Event

Posted 09.09.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/08/2012 08:37 AM EDT on LiveScience On Sunday night, tourists on the observation deck of ...

Lingering Effects Of Texas Drought

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

MAD ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas...

Tiny Songbird Credited With Big Record-Breaking Feat

Posted 02.15.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/14/2012 07:06 PM EST on LiveScience Tiny songbirds weighing no more than two tablespoon...

Snowy Owls Make Rare Journey South To Central U.S.

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy Smithville, Mo., Jan 10 (Reuters) - Something white is providing a lot entertainment in parts of the United States thi...

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Spring)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Winter graciously bows and floats away from the northern hemisphere leaving the stage to Spring. This has not been an easy transition.

How Do Birds Return To Their Love Nests?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Join BBC Earth on Facebook for more incredible footage, photos and stories. Or follow them on twitter for the latest updates. As the snow melts and...

Will Climate Change End Bird Migration?

The Independent | Alasdair Fotheringham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At a recent high-level congress attended by 200 migration experts, leading Spanish ornithologist Miguel Ferrer estimated that 20 billion birds have ch...