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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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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What Makes a Good Duck Painting? The Government Suggests Some Hunting

A new rule in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, requiring artists to include hunting themes in their submissions, has raised eyebrows and objections in the duck painting community.

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Audubon Park, From Hinterlands to Urban Density

The ornithologist-painter John James Audubon took flight from Lower Manhattan to escape its ‘pestilential vapors.’ He landed in the picturesque woodland of the future Washington Heights, changing its landscape forever.

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

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