Month: October 2019

Western Meadowlark. Photo: David Zieg/Audubon Photography Awards This week, Audubon testified in favor of two bills before the House Natural Resources Committee. Marnie Urso, Policy Director for Audubon Great Lakes, provided testimony to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, as well as the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. The hearing was held on Thursday, October 17th,
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Northern Bobwhites. Photo: Stephen Pollard/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (October 17, 2019) – The U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife took up discussion today on two important bills aimed at conserving birds and other wildlife, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019 (RAWA) and the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019. Marnie
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Consider adding “birds” to your Google News alert topics. Doing so, might just lead you to some fascinating finds. Here are some recent birdsin the news stories worth checking out:  1.The myth that male birds have the most to gain by seeking out as many mates as possible is debunked. Learn why they instead opt
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Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon Much like with Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count, there are two potential roles for people interested in volunteering with the Climate Watch project: participant and coordinator. This page provides information for coordinators. Climate Watch Local Coordinators are volunteers who manage their group or area’s participation in Climate Watch by recruiting participants, training them to
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Northern Goshawk. Photo: Paul Reeves/iStock TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA (October 15, 2019)—Today, the U.S. Forest Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to modify the national Roadless Rule for the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the country’s largest national forest. This document outlines a major rollback and fragmentation of roadless areas within the
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Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot. Photo: Gabbro/Alamy This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript:  This is BirdNote. This Sulfur-crested Cockatoo is one of more than 350 species of parrots spread out mostly across the warm places of the world.
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Social media is obsessed with cats and so are we! Funny cat videos and memes are trending everywhere on the internet. Given their quirky personality and adorable face, you can’t help but fall in love with cats. It’s said that you can’t gain fame overnight; well, now you can with the power of the internet!  
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British trophy hunters have been slaying ‘at risk’ zebras in South Africa before posting photographs of the slaughtered animals online, it has been revealed. The grinning tourists share the sickening images to social media after embarking on expensive ‘hunt’ safaris across the vast African plains. Andy Denson (pictured) poses with a zebra he appeared to
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Harper the Heron. Photo: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Harper the Great Blue Heron doesn’t have time for layovers. Geotagging data from this past week shows that the bird, tagged earlier this year in Maine, flew nonstop from New Brunswick, Canada to Nocatee, Florida between October 4th and early October 6th. The marathon flight over the open ocean
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