• A Galaxy of Falcons: Witnessing the Amur Falcon's Massive Migration Flocks

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

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    For hours, we fishtailed and jolted along a rutted, muddy, single-track road through the low mountains, nervously watching the sun slide lower and lower. The forested, gently crumpled Naga Hills looked lovely in the late, buttery light, but we'd been repeatedly warned to be off the road before dark given the risk of bandits and armed insurgents in this remote and troubled corner of northeast...
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  • Analysis: Failing To Invest In Endangered Species Is A Tragedy Of The Commons

    Analysis: Failing To Invest In Endangered Species Is A Tragedy Of The Commons

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

    Marbled Murrelet by Kathy Clark .
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    Exactly 50 years ago, University of California, Santa Barbara, ecologist Garrett Hardin popularized a crucial dilemma about how society manages shared resources. In a philosophical essay entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons,” published in the journal Science , Hardin's now-famous paradigm imagined the example of a pastoral community where individuals graze their...
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  • Keeping Hope Alive For Hawaii's Iiwi

    Keeping Hope Alive For Hawaii's Iiwi

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

    Iiwi by Brenda Dunham/Macaulay Library .
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    Mud caked our boots and made walking slippery, but we were trekking through the Alakai, a high-altitude plateau situated in a rainforest among bogs on Kauai, and mud was to be expected. Thankfully my companion, Lisa “Cali” Crampton, knew to bring hiking poles. Crampton has been stalking the Alakai since 2010 as project leader of the Kauai Forest Bird...
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  • Take a Child Into Nature: 5 Tips for Fun Field Trips

    Take a Child Into Nature: 5 Tips for Fun Field Trips

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

    Photo by Susan Spear/Cornell Lab.
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    Year of the Bird is a yearlong celebration in 2018 in which thousands of people pledge to take one action per month to help birds. July's action is to take a child into nature. The following ideas are useful year-round, too.
    Birds need more human friends-especially young people. Helping a child forge a connection with nature is possibly the most meaningful thing...
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  • Climate Change Could Reduce Critical Food Supplies for Migratory Birds

    Climate Change Could Reduce Critical Food Supplies for Migratory Birds

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

    A Wood Thrush relies on insects to fatten up before migration. Photo by Kelly Colgan Azar via Birdshare .
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    New research indicates that climate change may disrupt a critical fueling-up stage for migratory birds, just as they're preparing to journey thousands of miles south in the autumn.
    A computer modeling study led by Cornell Lab of Ornithology research ecologist Frank La Sorte revealed that...
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  • 2018 Global Report: 40% Of World's Birds Are In Decline

    2018 Global Report: 40% Of World's Birds Are In Decline

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

    Read the 2018 State of the World's Birds report .
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    The 2018 State of the World's Birds, released in April, finds that nearly 40 percent of bird species throughout the world are in decline. The comprehensive report, produced every five years by BirdLife International, documents worldwide trends in bird populations.
    “Each time we undertake this assessment we see slightly more species at risk of...
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