Area of Focus: Birds

September 5, 2023

Bird diversity drops where cities heat up

Pavement and heat-retaining buildings may push higher bird diversity to the greener suburbs

September 1, 2023

Maine’s puffins on upward swing

Populations have been rising after a tough breeding season in 2021

August 31, 2023

Commercial rodenticide found in birds of prey

Researchers don’t yet know how harmful the poison is to raptors

August 29, 2023

Grassland bird numbers are falling

The declines are steeper than in any other bird type

August 24, 2023

Q&A: Shedding light on urban birds

Light pollution can be harmful to some urban birds, but robins make the most of it

August 22, 2023

After losing flockmates, sparrows move on

Social interaction seems tied to the birds’ choice of wintering grounds

August 21, 2023

Small, migratory birds may be vulnerable to climate change

Those species may have trouble as weather becomes warmer and more unpredictable

August 9, 2023

Florida’s bald eagles rebound from hurricane

Although many of their nests were destroyed, most pairs rebuilt

August 7, 2023

Painting a single turbine blade saves birds’ lives

The technique resulted in a 70% drop in bird deaths

August 4, 2023

As the climate changes, wild turkeys aren’t keeping up

Earlier springs raise concerns for wild turkeys in the South