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Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

— An author, ornithologist, and professor of ecology and conservation at Clemson University, Lanham spoke on the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in birding, among other themes.
Seven of the Best Spots for Photographing Migrant Shorebirds in the U.S.

Seven of the Best Spots for Photographing Migrant Shorebirds in the U.S.

— As Arctic-breeding birds begin making their way south in late summer, some stopover sites provide better photo opportunities than others.
Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out

Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out

— California's cap-and-trade extension, passed by lawmakers this week, ensures continued study of whether Sierra Nevada meadow restoration can capture carbon pollution and help birds at once.
Two Brothers Want to Save Boobies by Turning Your Feet Bright Blue

Two Brothers Want to Save Boobies by Turning Your Feet Bright Blue

— Worried about a declining population of Blue-footed Boobies in the Galapagos, the boys decided to raise money and awareness—by selling socks that match the birds' famous feet.
See Stunning Images of Rare and Beautiful Birds in a New PBS Series

See Stunning Images of Rare and Beautiful Birds in a New PBS Series

— ‘RARE—Creatures of the Photo Ark’ highlights photographer Joel Sartore’s mission to document threatened species before it’s too late.
Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?

Do All Kingfishers Actually Eat Fish?

— Names can be misleading . . .
Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Have the Foresight to Save Up for the Future

Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Have the Foresight to Save Up for the Future

— A new study proves what birders have long known: Ravens are really, really smart.
Even a Little Bit of Oil Can Wreck a Bird's Ability to Fly, New Study Shows

Even a Little Bit of Oil Can Wreck a Bird's Ability to Fly, New Study Shows

— Western Sandpipers with oil on less than one-fifth of their feathers have a tough time flying—a finding that underscores the dangers offshore drilling and spills pose on migratory birds.
Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’

Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’

— Missing a bird you've traveled to see, or ‘dipping,’ can be a disappointing experience. It’s also a birding rite of passage.
Four Vireos Worth Chasing in the U.S.

Four Vireos Worth Chasing in the U.S.

— They're rare, and they're rad. Here's where to find them.