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What Do Birds Have to Do With Anything?

Diane Husic | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Diane Husic

Birds may be just one canary in the climate change "mine." They are important signals of not only environmental disruption, but also of risks to humans.

Pelicans, Egrets and Spoonbills, Oh My! 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Visit to the Ding Darling Refuge

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

After weeks fighting the cold, grey blech that is New York City in January, I couldn't take anymore and jumped on a flight to visit family in Fort Myers, Florida. I was looking forward to a little sun, heat and getting my nature on and take a few photos.

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

When We Finally Save the World, We'll Have Birds to Thank for It

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By David Gessner, OnEarth Last month, when I read that Atlantic puffins were threatened, I had an immediate and visceral reaction. It wasn't to form a...

Rediscovering Florida's 'First Capital'

Visit Florida | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

A small town with a big heart. The proud residents of this burg are fond of that municipal nickname, and it's hard to dispute its accuracy.

He Flew Away

Glen Martin | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Rich Stallcup, one of the great ornithologists of his generation, died in December from leukemia at the age of 67. He had a certain aversion for publicity, and his life somehow mimicked the existence of the birds he so loved: intensely pursued, with a graceful passing.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

PHOTOS: Adorable Strangeness On Bird Island

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

There is a six-foot boundary law for all animals on the islands. As humans, it was our duty to keep that distance even though the birds, who approached us regularly didn't seem to care about the rule.

An Alternative To Florida Beaches In Florida

Visit Florida | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

You won't see parasailors, tiki huts, volleyball or cabana rentals. You may not see another human being.

PHOTOS: 11 Spots To Birdwatch Near LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text by Megan Cytron, courtesy of Trazzler. Southern California's warm weather and primo location on the Pacific Flyway, makes it one of the top bird...

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...