Birds in the News

This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

— The Wild Bird Fund tends to thousands of birds with help from committed rehabbers and curious rescuers. Meet some of the patients in recovery.
Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

— With input from local wildlife groups and birders, the owners are shutting down the lights and turning up the dialogue around bird-friendly practices.
Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night

Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night

— Animal Services was able to rescue just three birds after a massive number of spring migrants hit a glass-sided tower in Galveston.
British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird

British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird

— The bird, a female, was reported on a remote Scottish island this weekend, inspiring "twitchers" throughout the UK to go on the chase of their lives.
Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam

Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam

— Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.
Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood

Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood

— This Bush Stone-curlew became a punchline after spending too much time gazing at its own reflection. So, what was it thinking?
Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

— Every year, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and other waterbirds visit Nebraska in one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth.
Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow

Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow

— At the U.S. National Arboretum, both eagle parents settled on their nest to warm their eggs, and each other, through the cold, icy night.
Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

— The proposal would let commercial farms harvest Greater Sage-Grouse and their eggs. But there's no scientific evidence or public interest to support such an endeavor.
Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up

Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up

— Within days of losing their nest, the eagles built a new one and possibly even laid another egg, which would be an unprecedented achievement.