Feb 02

News

A Bounty for Birds: Wetlands of North America

Wetlands are wonderful places for birds thanks to their abundant offerings of food, water, and shelter. The long grasses of marshes offer a hideaway to secretive birds like the Saltmarsh Sparrow, which nests just above the tide line on the Atlantic coast of the United States and synchronizes its breeding… Read more >>

Jan 28

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Q&A: Flamingo Flight Explained

For many, flamingos bring to mind flashy zoo birds or plastic yard ornaments. But these majestic birds hold a number of wonderful surprises. Read on to learn how these beautiful birds fly, where they go, and how they are doing. American Flamingo. Photo by Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock. Flamingos Can Fly, Right?… Read more >>

Jan 21

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American Bird Conservancy's Top 10 Birds of 2021

Few may remember 2021 fondly, but if there is a silver lining, it’s that many of us took advantage of our time at home to connect or re-connect with birds we love. In that spirit, we’ve decided to close 2021 on a positive note by focusing on the most popular… Read more >>

Jan 13

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Chasing “Paper” Kites

ABC and International Paper are working together to improve land management practices and help Swallow-tailed Kites and other wildlife rebound. Quaint shops, historic buildings, and stately Live Oaks beckon tourists to the small coastal city of Georgetown, South Carolina. But those cruising the south edge of town get quite a… Read more >>

Jan 05

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A Piece of the Sky: Laura Hillenbrand Recounts Her Rescue of a Sharp-shinned Hawk

"[The bird] was, of course, a piece of the sky. His eyes said so. That is not a fact; this is the other part of knowing something, when there is no proof, but neither is there any way toward disbelief." - Mary Oliver The Sharp-shinned Hawk shortly after rescue. Photo… Read more >>

Jan 04

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Beloved Backyard Bandits: An Introduction to Chickadees

Even the most casual birdwatchers know and love chickadees. Among the most common visitors to backyard birdfeeders in North America, these social birds have a spritely manner and are notably comfortable around humans. But there’s a lot more to these spirited birds than you might think. These survival experts have… Read more >>

Dec 24

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ABC Birding: Current River Hills, Missouri

In “ABC Birding,” we take you to a birding site benefiting from ABC and partners' conservation efforts. Before traveling, please consider your health, CDC guidelines, and local restrictions. Lay of the Land This is the chance to visit a restored open woodland system in Mark Twain National Forest that is… Read more >>

Dec 17

News

The Mighty White Oak: Branching Out for Wildlife

Ecosystems function as a sum of their parts. Some parts, however, pull extra weight. Take the Eastern White Oak, an iconic tree found in 36 states. Known not only as one of the most important commercial trees — prized for furniture, flooring, and many other uses — this long-lived species… Read more >>

Dec 10

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Backyard Beauty: Surprises and Secrets of Female Cardinals

It’s easy for bird lovers to develop a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to male birds — after all, they tend to have brighter colors and more dazzling songs than their female counterparts. But female birds are fascinating, too, and just as deserving of our attention and admiration.… Read more >>

Nov 19

News

Something to Crow About: The Amazing Diet And Eating Habits of American Crows

American Crows aren’t your average birds. Possessed with an intelligence rivaling chimpanzees, these crafty birds — among the smartest in the world — have been known to build tools, play games, and even hold “wakes.” Crows put these smarts to good use when gathering food. They’ve been known to crack… Read more >>
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