Month: January 2021

When a fox befriended this local animal lover’s dog, she kept an eye on him. When the fox’s brother was killed, she took the fox under her care. Cliodhna O’Leary and “Foxy” have now formed a special bond. So special, that O’Leary took “Foxy” under her wing and adopted her to live along with herself
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Tufted Titmouse. Photo: Deborah Bifulco/Great Backyard Bird Count NEW YORK, NY; ITHACA, NY; PORT ROWAN, ONTARIO — Lots of people turned to birdwatching during the past year, seeking enjoyment and relaxation. Chickadees, cardinals, finches and other birds are doing their part to lift human spirits. The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a great opportunity for
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(Picture Credit: Elena Pejchinova/Getty Images) People like to talk about the funny quirks that cats have, but did you know that cat parents have a lot of quirks too? Yes, it’s true! You are likely doing a few things that are driving your cat absolutely crazy. Luckily, our kitties love us very much, and they’re
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Photo: Josh Graham/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON  – “Birds are telling us we are in a climate emergency and it is wreaking havoc on our communities, our lands, and our waters,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society. “We’re living in a warming planet, with growing inequities, where natural spaces,
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Anna’s Hummingbird. Photo: Bibek Ghosh/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK – Today, the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards are officially open for entries, including submissions for two new prizes: the Female Bird Prize and Video Prize. Judges will award eight prizes to photographers and videographers this year: the Grand Prize, Professional Prize, Amateur Prize, Youth Prize, Plants for Birds Prize, the Fisher Prize, the Female Bird
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A consortium of conservationists that hopes to release wild lynx into the Scottish Highlands has launched a year-long study to see whether the public supports their reintroduction. The study, part-funded by two billionaire Danish estate owners in the Highlands, Anders Povlsen and Lisbet Rausing, will test whether farmers, landowners and rural communities will agree to
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Painted Redstart. Photo: Robin Agarwal/Flickr (CC BY NC 2.0) An effort in the Arizona legislature threatens the state’s momentum on the use of renewable energy. Proposed legislation would strip away authority from the Arizona Corporation Commission to set renewable energy standards—standards that help attract and retain innovative businesses, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and ultimately,
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Illustration: Joe Ciardiello Who’s Kenn? Simply put, Kenn is a national treasure. A renowned birder, author, and conservationist, Kenn Kaufman has spent his life dedicated to observing birds, reading about birds, writing about birds, and sharing the world of birds with others. With all that birdy knowledge in his brain, he also acts as the field editor for Audubon magazine.
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