Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade

For birders across the United States, it’s a rite of spring: heading out to woodlands and waterways to track down a favorite warbler, vireo, tanager or other bird, many of them migratory.

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Turn the Lights Out. Here Come the Birds.

Buildings, landmarks and monuments are turning off lights to prevent fatal impacts as birds set off on spring migration.

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The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots

Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.

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Book Review: ‘A World on the Wing,’ by Scott Weidensaul

In “A World on the Wing,” Scott Weidensaul describes the splendor of birds that can span continents in their flight, and also all the ways they are threatened.

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Our Days Have Always Been Running Out

I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

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At Summer’s End

I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

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New Mexico Mystery: Why Are So Many Birds Dropping Dead?

Scientists say that the wildfires in the West combined with drought and record heat waves could be triggering one of the Southwest’s largest migratory bird die-offs in recent decades.

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A 150,000-Bird Orchestra in the Sky

A huge flock of purple martins is using Nashville as a staging ground for the fall migration — and bringing music back to the city’s shuttered symphony center.

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Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It Soon.

Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.

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They Wanted You to Bet on Sharks. The Odds Were Not in Their Favor.

Gambling on shark migration patterns could raise awareness, some experts say. But it could also fuel the animals’ reputation as mere entertainment.

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Migration Numbers Plunge for the Red Knot, a Threatened Shore Bird

Every May, these birds stop in the Delaware Bay on their way to Arctic Canada. But a shortage of food this season puts their flight at risk.

#animal-migration, #beaches, #birds, #your-feed-science

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With an Internet of Animals, Scientists Aim to Track and Save Wildlife

Using tiny sensors and equipment aboard the space station, a project called ICARUS seeks to revolutionize animal tracking.

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Birds Do It. People, Too. Is Migration Simply Natural for All Species?

In her latest book, “The Next Great Migration,” the science journalist Sonia Shah traces the global movements of humans today to age-old patterns in other species.

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What Birds Do for Us and What We Can Do for Them

We want to return to our lives and livelihoods without sacrificing the natural world that supports us in body and in spirit.

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With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road

Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.

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