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Paintings, books, and waxwings with Olivia Bouler, conservationist

By on Monday, April 4th, 2011 - 2 Comments

About 400 people piled into the Visitor Center at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Saturday. Maybe half of them were kids—tots in strollers, gangly 6-year-olds, a boy scout troop—and they had come to see a conservationist not much older … Continue reading

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Tsunami displaces thousands of albatross chicks

By on Monday, March 14th, 2011 - 6 Comments

We’re still reeling from the news of the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday and whose aftereffects continue to threaten Japan’s people. As if the human catastrophe weren’t enough, the tsunami that crossed the Pacific Ocean has … Continue reading

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Parrots in Pine Trees: A Belize Conservation Story

By on Friday, January 7th, 2011 - 7 Comments

One of the birds I didn’t get to see during my travels in Belize was the endangered Yellow-headed Parrot. Today Katie Blake describes a close encounter with two of these delightful birds—orphans from an encounter with poachers. Katie was in … Continue reading

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Radio Interview About Dead Blackbirds

By on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 - 18 Comments

There’s been an immense amount of concern and confusion about what caused thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds in Arkansas to drop dead in the middle of the night on New Year’s Eve. The general public and media outlets have been calling … Continue reading

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Comebacks: Endangered albatross nests on U.S. soil

By on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 - 2 Comments

Great news for the Short-tailed Albatross, a bird once so endangered by feather hunting that its population plummeted from an estimated million individuals to 10 pairs nesting on a single island in Japan in the 1950s. Since then, the long-lived … Continue reading

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