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State Of The Birds Report 2022

State of the Birds 2022: Not Good News

A coalition of 33 organizations and government agencies have reviewed the data and released the 2022 U.S. State of the Birds report. As expected, much of it is alarming. Over half of bird species are in decline, with three billion…

Geese Flying

Keeping Birds Safe on Migration using Radar Technology and You!

Migration is among the most astonishing and challenging stages in any bird’s life--a metabolically demanding journey riddled with perils, from hazardous weather and food shortages to human-caused impacts like light pollution. Fully 80% of our terrestrial migrants in North America…

Beaver At Lodge

Rewilding the American West

"Rewilding the American West,” an article published in the August 2022 journal Bioscience, argues that to conserve ecological function, we must remove problematic invasive species and work to conserve important native species. The authors, a group of twenty prominent scientists,…

Mourning Doves

Birds That Share Our Neighborhoods

Most of us live in urban or suburban areas where we are treated to the sights and sounds of the birds that share our space. Several researchers have explored the effects of urbanization on birds. Findings differ depending on context,…

Anna's Hummingbird

Hummingbirds Need Our Help!

I can’t imagine hummingbirds not bringing a smile to your face! I hope all of you get a chance to watch them as they flit, dive, fly sideways, hover, and engage in aerial dogfights. Hummingbirds are beautiful, small, fast, tough,…

Katie McInnis

Bird City

Hello Lane Audubon, my name is Katie McInnis. I’m here to tell you about the Bird City Americas program. Bird Cities is a program that was launched in Wisconsin in 2003. The goal was to help municipalities do their part…