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Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

— The film explores the growing debate over the environmental impact of oyster farms in Delaware Bay, an important stopover site for the threatened shorebirds.
How to Shoot (Good) Bird Videos with Your Camera

How to Shoot (Good) Bird Videos with Your Camera

— Do you want to capture a bird's every dip and call? Learn to break in the video mode on your digital camera.
How Weird Will Wildlife Get During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

How Weird Will Wildlife Get During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

— To find out, two smartphone apps will give amateur naturalists and astronomers the ability to record their observations during the event.
How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A Case Against DuPont Provides a Model

How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A Case Against DuPont Provides a Model

— A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable.
Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

— A new community-sourced project is tackling the gender and geographical skew in avian song research.
Audubon Photography Awards Winner Donates Grand Prize Money to Help Birds

Audubon Photography Awards Winner Donates Grand Prize Money to Help Birds

— The amateur photographer gave her winnings to Skywatch Bird Rescue and Conservation, where she is an active volunteer.
Possible Border Wall Plans Would Be 'Devastating' for Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Possible Border Wall Plans Would Be 'Devastating' for Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

— Located in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, the refuge features a variety of habitats that are home to a staggering diversity of birds and other wildlife. Growing evidence suggests the wall could go right through it all.
What Are You Looking At? Eleven In-Your-Face Bird Photos

What Are You Looking At? Eleven In-Your-Face Bird Photos

— More spectacular shots from our 2017 Audubon Photography Awards.
Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes

Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes

— As experienced by yours truly.
Good Grammar Is a Matter of Life or Death for Japanese Tits

Good Grammar Is a Matter of Life or Death for Japanese Tits

— These chatty birds string their sentences together in a specific order to rally friends and fend off foes.