Robert A. Gilbert, far right, at William Brewster’s cabin at Pine Point, Umbagog Lake, Maine. Photo: Mass Audubon Collection In the annals of American ornithology, William Brewster is an outsized figure. One of the cofounders of the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) in 1883, the first president of Massachusetts Audubon, and an early curator at Harvard’s
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One of the best parts about watching birds is that you never know what you’re going to see. This is especially true when baby birds are on the scene. The interactions of family groups, or the antics of the youngsters, are endlessly fascinating to observe.  Photographers who would capture images of these baby birds in action
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A pair of Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies DENVER (March 30, 2021) – “This new science should ring alarm bells whether or not you have heard of sagebrush or the sage-grouse,” said Brian Rutledge, director of the National Audubon Society’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative. “These birds are found across 11 Western states and are a
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Spitfire This is Spitfire, she is a 3-year-old orange and white tabby!  Spitfire is shy to start out, she likes to observe her surroundings and watch people until she’s had time to adjust. She’s very sweet and just needs a loving family to get her out of her shell! Spitfire is a cute and curious kitty!
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Right now, four Montana lawmakers are waging a hot war against America’s most celebrated native carnivores. Their attack on Montana’s wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, and other wildlife shows no signs of slowing down, and the bills they have introduced could sentence hundreds of animals to their deaths. Wolves, bears, and other wildlife are far
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Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan. Photo: Branimir Gjetvaj For decades, authors Margaret Atwood and her late partner Graeme Gibson were a power couple of Canadian literature. Despite his wide-ranging influence, Gibson struggled to sell publishers on an unusual book he envisioned—a massive scrapbook of art and writings about birds in history and culture. “He
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American Woodcock. Photo: David Nelson/Alamy They travel in darkness, flapping toward the snowline as it retreats north. By dawn they settle into thickets to slurp earthworms from the softening ground. At dusk, they dance.  We speak, of course, of that doe-eyed early migrant, forest-dwelling sandpiper, and welcome sign of spring known by many names: Timberdoodle.
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