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Audubon Spotlight: Tykee James Builds Coalitions to Create Change

Tykee James, center, listens to Audubon volunteers share their experiences speaking with members of Congress in April 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon “I’m in actual TEARS!” posted Tykee James one day in an Audubon staff chat channel. Tears of jubilation, for avid birders like James, are usually reserved for rarities and lifers. [...]

2020-09-14T08:58:47-04:00September 14th, 2020|

Building Collisions Are a Greater Danger for Some Birds Than Others

Every year, as many as 1 billion birds die from colliding with buildings, especially those with extensive glass surfaces. During the day, these collisions result from birds mistaking reflections of open skies or nearby vegetation for the real deal. At night, when most birds migrate, lit-up buildings disorient and attract them, luring them not just off their migratory [...]

2020-09-14T08:47:48-04:00September 14th, 2020|

Audubon’s 2019 Policy Agenda

From Audubon.org Achieving bipartisan conservation solutions that address the biggest threats to birds and the places they need. Bald Eagle. Photo: Rick Lott/Audubon Photography Awards Audubon’s conservation vision—that we protect birds throughout their full lifecycle—requires we address the biggest threats to birds and the places they need now and into the future. Those [...]

2020-02-28T11:31:13-05:00February 28th, 2020|

Gone Missing: 3 Billion Birds

Announcement: Gone Missing: 3 Billion Birds, Presentation and Panel Discussion on SATURDAY, MARCH 7th from 2 - 5 p.m. at Stockton University in the Alton Auditorium, sponsored by Friends of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with New Jersey Audubon A recent study sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology revealed that almost 3,000,000 birds have [...]

2020-03-03T10:02:42-05:00February 25th, 2020|

River Herring and Shad Update and Cap Review

Please attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Hearings in Philadelphia on August 14, 2019 “River Herring and Shad Update and Cap Review” from 2:30-4:00 pm The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) is reviewing current protections for river herring and shad and considering doubling the cap on the number of [...]

2020-02-28T11:34:14-05:00July 29th, 2019|

Strong Enforcement of the MBTA Urged

The following letter, signed by former U.S. Department of Interior Officials, urges strong enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA): The Honorable Ryan Zinke January 10, 2018 Secretary of the Interior 1849 C St., NW Washington, D.C. 20240 Dear Secretary Zinke: We are all conservation professionals who have formerly served the Department of the Interior, [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 16th, 2018|

The White House Turns Its Back On America’s Birds

Originally published on the website of National Audubon WASHINGTON—“Christmas came early for bird killers. By acting to end industries’ responsibility to avoid millions of gruesome bird deaths per year, the White House is parting ways with more than 100 years of conservation legacy,” said David O’Neill, Audubon’s chief conservation officer, in response to the Trump Administration's [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 8th, 2018|

News on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Photo by Victor Benard Congress has passed a tax package that includes a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. As dispiriting as this, you should know that our fight isn’t yet over. A number of regulatory, scientific, political, and infrastructure-related hurdles must still be cleared before [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 8th, 2018|

Proposed Federal Law Could Save Countless Birds From Death by Glass

Glass kills birds—that’s not news. Decades of research by ornithologist Daniel Klem estimates up to a billion avian mortalities from North American buildings each year, a number that experts say is widely shared and recognized. But despite its scope, moves to solve the problem have been comparably small and slow.

2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00October 27th, 2017|
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