Birds

We love them. Now protect them and thier habitats.

Why do birds matter?” is one of those questions like “What is love?” or “Why are we here?” or even “Is there a God?” Unanswerable, I think, by logic. One could cite facts like, birds eat lots of harmful insects, charm us at our feeders, or challenge us to learn their field marks, molts, and names both common and scientific. But perhaps the answer lies deeper. Since the beginning birds have lifted our eyes to the skies. They’ve shown us we’re not gravity’s slave, that flight is possible and limitless. It can hover and soar, dive and display, and take us from one end of the planet to the other in a single, impossible burst of energy and purpose. Inspiration is the gift birds have given us from the start. But now they give us a question as well. Like the canary in the mine, they hold the planet up to us like a mirror and ask: “Can you not see that if we pass away, soon you will as well?” That’s a good question, and since birds pose it, they matter a lot.

Wes Craven, Hollywood director
 

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Watch Birding in the City

Watch Birding in the City

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Birding Resources
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Birding Resources

Resources for birding and conservation.

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How Do Birds Drink on the Fly?
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How Do Birds Drink on the Fly?

For swallows and swifts, it's a real athletic feat.

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Birds Found at Mill Grove
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Birds Found at Mill Grove

Dozens of species of birds can be found at the Mill Grove nature santuary.

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American Birding Expo
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American Birding Expo

Fun at the Expo/Lectures at Mill Grove

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A Look Behind the Scenes at Audubon's New Strategic Plan
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A Look Behind the Scenes at Audubon's New Strategic Plan

As the National Audubon Society unveils its next five-year plan, we put President and CEO David Yarnold on the hot seat.

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Why Some Birds Have Red Feathers
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Why Some Birds Have Red Feathers

Scarlet plumage has long posed a mystery to scientists—but now they've finally solved it.

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Creating Bird-Friendly Communities
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Creating Bird-Friendly Communities

Audubon is committed to transforming our communities into places where birds flourish.

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Audubon Bird Videos
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Audubon Bird Videos

YouTube Audubon videos are great so check them out!

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Birding in the City of Brotherly Love
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Birding in the City of Brotherly Love

The American Birding Association recognizes Audubon's Keith Russell for putting Philadelphia on the birding map.

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Can A Little Bird's Big-Screen Debut Help Tackle Climate Change?
Conservation

Can A Little Bird's Big-Screen Debut Help Tackle Climate Change?

A new video on Wood Thrush migration rallies activists across the globe.

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How Birding Can Lead To Climate Action
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How Birding Can Lead To Climate Action

Monica Bryand uses her kayak and camera to explore the climate-threatened birds of Minnesota and share this issue with new audiences.

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How Audubon Helps Raptors Through Rehab
Conservation

How Audubon Helps Raptors Through Rehab

Give us your flightless, your hurt, your wounded raptors yearning to fly free…

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How to Tag a Raptor
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How to Tag a Raptor

Banding a songbird is one thing—birds of prey are quite another.

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Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?
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Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?

New research is questioning one of the most accepted theories about bird feathers and sexual selection.

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An Egg With a View
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An Egg With a View

Researchers assemble a transparent egg that allows us to sneak a peek at an unborn chick.

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Birds at Our Center