Semipalmated Sandpiper. Photo: Mick Thompson WASHINGTON  – “The Arctic Refuge still carries scars from seismic testing conducted in a limited area more than 30 years ago,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director at Audubon Alaska. “This poses a serious threat to polar bears and other important species during their most vulnerable time of year in the
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A frenzy of Pine Siskins at a feeder in Oregon. Photo: Morgan Heim If you’ve never seen a Pine Siskin, this is your year. In the past month, the birds have invaded the United States in search of food, inundating backyard feeders across the country. Without question, it’s one of the biggest irruption years in recorded history for the finches.
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Pre-Migration Wishing Well. Silas Fischer ” class=”js-colorbox-custom” data-colorbox-gallery=”gallery-file-187070-vRkN8bXrfsU” data-cbox-img-attrs=”{"title": "", "alt": ""}” data-href=”https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/dscn0130.jpg”> Pre-Migration Wishing Well. Photo: Silas Fischer This March, Silas Fischer made one of their final turns heading south from Albuquerque, New Mexico, toward the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Two hours later they would reach the sprawling pinyon-juniper forests and sagebrush steppe that
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Clockwise from top left: Greater Roadrunner, American Goldfinch, Double-crested Cormorant, Magnificent Frigatebird, Anna’s Hummingbird, and Northern Jacana. Photos: Christopher Smith, Travis Bonovsky, Joanna Lentini, Sue Dougherty, Bibek Ghosh, and Vayun Tiwari. Every year, the winners of our annual Audubon Photography Awards are featured in a traveling exhibit hosted by Audubon chapters and centers across the country. The
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Wildlife Services has come under fire after releasing the death toll of wildlife it killed in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2
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Brown Pelican. Photo: Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (October 20, 2020) – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chairwoman Kathy Castor introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act. This sweeping, 300-page bill calls for immediate climate action to protect the communities, economies, and birds and other wildlife
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A fisherman has been filmed holding a baby dolphin underwater before slaughtering it in Japan’s infamous ‘Red Cove’. The horrifying scenes were recorded in September in Taiji, a small coastal town in Wakayama Prefecture, which was the filming location for the 2009 documentary The Cove. Ren Yabuki, Director of animal rights NGO the Life Investigation
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