Birds

What makes a whimbrel?
What makes a whimbrel?
A writer reflects on natural cycles of absence and abundance, loss and love.
See the first-ever survey of the Atascosa Highlands
See the first-ever survey of the Atascosa Highlands
An ecologist and a photographer teamed to document and build a living archive of the Borderlands’ biodiversity — before it’s too late.
Study finds wildfire caused massive bird die-off
Study finds wildfire caused massive bird die-off
Research using crowdsourced data found a correlation with the birds’ deaths, nearby fires and toxic air.
The Interior Department orders a review of sage grouse plans
The Interior Department orders a review of sage grouse plans
Some Western governors warn against an overhaul of the sweeping 2015 efforts.
Climate change is unraveling natural cycles in the West
Climate change is unraveling natural cycles in the West
Spring’s early arrival creates more mismatches in ecosystems.
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
In the Pacific Northwest, the diligence of citizen scientists helps discern patterns in die-offs.
Inside a taxidermy shop
Inside a taxidermy shop
In Western Colorado, bringing “life” to freeze-framed wild animals.
Invade, steal water: The plant spreading in Utah’s wetlands
Invade, steal water: The plant spreading in Utah’s wetlands
Battling a nonnative reed to protect Great Salt Lake bird habitat.
 ‘Look for something white’
‘Look for something white’
Discovering the North through its most iconic birds.
Raptors in flight
Raptors in flight
Enduring relationships begin with encounters.
The watcher and the watched
The watcher and the watched
Observation transforms our bodies and minds.
How to see the urban wild
How to see the urban wild
Practical advice for the nature-lonely city-dweller.
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Scavenger relocation to Hells Canyon is a far cry from government overreach.
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
In Oregon, the Global Owl Project builds artificial burrows to help owls recover.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
‘May the flock be with you’
‘May the flock be with you’
History repeats itself on the poisonous waters of the Berkeley Pit.
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
The data could provide a blueprint for science-based decisions.
See photos of otherworldly owls
See photos of otherworldly owls
The North American owls and their landscapes.
Should we accept invasive species that don’t cause harm?
Should we accept invasive species that don’t cause harm?
Amid a national immigration debate, the collared dove raises questions about acceptance.
The Chickadee Symphony
The Chickadee Symphony
A composer reflects on three decades of birdsong.
When water turns to dust
When water turns to dust
In Oregon, a cluster of lakes is drying up — with dire impacts for the millions of migrating birds that survive off them.
Are we smarter than the hummingbirds?
Are we smarter than the hummingbirds?
We produce abundance. Are we smart enough to share and sustain it?
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