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.
Buildings, landmarks and monuments are turning off lights to prevent fatal impacts as birds set off on spring migration.
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.
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.
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.
Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.