Tag: birds

Unanimous Support for the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act

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On July 30, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously voted to advance the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, which contains the PROTECT program—Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation. This new grant program will help communities and states take steps to make transportation infrastructure more resilient in the face of […]

2019 Audubon Photography Awards Marks 10th Year of Exquisite Bird Photography

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NEW YORK (July 11, 2019) – Today, the National Audubon Society named six photographers as winners in the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, across four divisions and six prizes. In the 10th year of the contest, winning photos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 10 Canadian provinces […]

The Joy of Being a Bird Ambassador

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In June, we asked a group of our loyal members (who had opted to participate in Audubon's Donor Insight Panel survey) to tell us more about their role as a "birding ambassador." More than 40 percent of those surveyed said that they share their love of birds with a relative, friend, colleague or stranger who may […]

The Future of a Billion North American Birds Depends on Canada

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A living sea of a billion or more birds swept north through the U.S. to Canada and Alaska this spring. Warblers, vireos, sparrows, shorebirds, ducks, hawks—they have since built nests and are now busily feeding nestlings on their extraordinary breeding grounds: the vast green swath of northern forest known as the Boreal Forest, North America’s […]

Audubon Report Identifies Priority Conservation Areas for Disappearing North American Grassland Birds

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DALLAS — Today, the National Audubon Society published its North American Grasslands & Birds Report, a comprehensive analysis of climate change vulnerabilities and land-use threats facing grassland bird species dependent on the tallgrass, mixed grass, and shortgrass prairies in the United States and Canada as well as the Chihuahuan grasslands in Mexico. Under the current carbon […]

JFK Airport Security Finds Strangest Thing In Passenger’s Luggage

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When Francis Gurahoo arrived at New York’s JFK International Airport on a flight from Guyana, the agents at customs immediately noticed that something was off with his carry-on luggage. They pulled him aside so they could examine his belongings more closely, and were shocked and dismayed by what they found inside.  Somehow, Gurahoo had managed […]

EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway

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In 2008, the George W. Bush administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vetoed a harmful drainage project in the Mississippi Delta known as the Yazoo Backwater Pumps. EPA cited the project would cause “unacceptable damage” to some of the nation’s “richest wetland and aquatic resources”. At the time, this was EPA’s 12th veto in the history […]

How to Build a Screech-Owl Nest Box

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This article has been adapted from the Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker and Elissa Wolfson. You can also download a printable PDF of the instructions here. Their small size, excellent camouflage, unfussy nesting habits, and varied diet make Eastern and Western Screech-Owls successful survivors. The eastern birds adjust well to human presence. In fact, suburbs may […]

When Did You Fall in Love With Birds?

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In February, we asked some of our most loyal members (who had opted to participate in our Donor Insight Panel survey) to recall their earliest or most special experience birdwatching. Along with highlighting a diverse array of species, many of our supporters also pointed to the people in their life who first introduced them to birds. […]

Greening Up The Infrastructure Conversation

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With the backdrop of negotiations between Congress and the White House on rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, Infrastructure Week will take place from May 13-20. The event is sponsored by a mix of business and advocacy groups, labor organizations, and think tanks, but a conservation voice is missing from this coalition. Audubon is taking the opportunity to fill that […]