Geographical Location: Western

February 3, 2023

In California, some songbirds face climate challenges

Precipitation and warm temperatures can cause reproductive issues for cavity-nesting songbirds

August 5, 2022

JWM: What strategies protect vireo nests from cowbird parasitism?

When it comes to raising chicks, brown-headed cowbirds have a strategy that would infuriate helicopter parents—they let other species do it. Female cowbirds visit the nests of typically smaller songbirds...

July 21, 2022

2022 TWS ballot results

The results of the ballots for The Wildlife Society’s 2022 Council elections are in. The elections have ushered in Art Rodgers as the new vice president of TWS. Jim Sedinger...

July 8, 2022

City life may be a trap for sparrows

House sparrows and humans have a lot in common. Sparrows nest on the same buildings where people live and work. They eat the scraps of food that humans drop on...

July 1, 2022

Sun is setting on dusky grouse in the Southwest

The name of her cabin inspired biologist Jennifer Frey to do a bit of ecological sleuthing. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Gila National Forest of New Mexico...

June 15, 2022

Avian flu reaches Southwest

Arizona has reported the first cases of avian flu in the Southwest. The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced that federal wildlife officials confirmed the disease in three wild cormorants...

June 13, 2022

Joshua Tree closes trail to help bighorns reach spring

Joshua Tree National Park is temporarily closing a popular hiking trail to make it easier for bighorn sheep to get to water. The trail leads to Fortynine Palms Oasis, a...

June 9, 2022

A ‘win-win’ for birds and farmers

Birds and farmers don’t always get along, but on California’s Central Coast, researchers found that strawberry farmers can benefit birds while taking advantage of pest removal and other ecosystem services...

May 31, 2022

Without predators, introduced chameleons get brighter

A lack of predators brings out the color in chameleons introduced to Hawaii. Jackson’s chameleons (Trioceros jacksonii) were introduced to Oahu in the 1970s after being released by a pet store...

May 27, 2022

Watch: Salamanders glide atop the world’s tallest trees

Not all salamanders live under rocks or in the water. California hosts a species that lives in the crowns of redwoods—the world’s tallest trees—and although it’s called the wandering salamander...