Conservation groups air Louisiana land loss Super Bowl ad
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of conservation organizations fighting Louisiana's coastal erosion problems is taking their message to the Super Bowl.
Restore the Mississippi River Delta is a coalition made up of five environmental groups — the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.
They're showing a commercial during the Super Bowl that draws attention to coastal erosion.
Birders count nuthatches, bluebirds in climate project
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Volunteer birdwatchers are counting bluebirds and nuthatches in a citizen science project launched by the National Audubon Society.
The 2019 Climate Watch project is designed to help scientists understand how birds are impacted by global warming. Participating Audubon chapters and centers in New York state are doing the winter surveys from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15.
Seasonal bird count in Minot helps National Audubon Society
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Bird enthusiasts in Minot are helping the National Audubon Society compile data by counting and identifying birds in their hometown.
Missouri seeks volunteers for Christmas bird count
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking experienced birders for help with an upcoming Christmas bird count.
The National Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count runs from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. Volunteers will count birds over a 24-hour period to gather data on winter populations.
About 20 counts are scheduled across Missouri, including ones Dec. 15 in Columbia, Dec. 21 in Poplar Bluff and Dec. 30 in Kansas City.
Kristal Stoner named executive director of Audubon Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The former wildlife diversity program manager at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been named executive director of Audubon Nebraska.
Kristal Stoner will also serve as vice president of the National Audubon Society.
Audubon Nebraska's mission is to conserve and restore Nebraska's natural ecosystems focusing on birds.
New York state expands popular grassland bird area
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — New York is buying 180 acres to expand a wildlife area that's a popular destination for birders looking for snowy owls and other rare birds of prey.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is adding the land to the existing 286-acre Washington County Grasslands Wildlife Management Area in Fort Edward. The state-owned area is within a 2,000-acre grassland recognized by the National Audubon Society as critical bird habitat.
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — An amateur photographer's patience paid off with a stunning photo of a female duck followed by dozens of ducklings on a northern Minnesota lake.
Brent Cizek of Bemidji, Minnesota, said he took his tiny boat out on windy Lake Bemidji in late June when he spotted "a big blob of birds." Cizek later returned and saw the birds grouped in a circle.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The National Audubon Society has awarded a medal to the CEO of Green Mountain Power.
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will offer bundled native plants this spring specifically known to attract local wildlife including butterflies and hummingbirds
Study: Climate change likely to impact bird species found in national parks
As the global climate warms, the American pipit may disappear from North Cascades National Park, while the snowy owl may arrive.
GERING - The Wildcat Audubon Society will take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 16-19.
“We will have a field trip on Feb 16 to count birds at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center, sewer lagoons and other areas in Scotts Bluff County,” said society member Kathy DeLara.
21st annual Backyard Bird Count is happening Feb. 16-19
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up next weekend, with bird watchers recording the birds they see and entering checklists online.
The count spans four days Feb. 16-19, from Friday through Monday. Last year, more than 240,000 bird watchers from more than 100 countries submitted checklists reporting more than 6,000 species around the world.
SCOTTSBLUFF — The results of the Scottsbluff Christmas Bird Count (CBC) have been released by Count Compiler, Alice Kenitz. The local count is sponsored by the Wildcat Audubon Society and is one of more than 2,500 held in the Western Hemisphere and sponsored by the National Audubon Society.
Birds not usually seen locally spotted during annual Audubon bird count
While people around the region and across the country were crowding into malls or shopping online for Christmas gifts from the comfort of their homes, a group of dedicated birdwatchers were tromping around local forests and fields as they participated in a dramatically different type of Christmas tradition.
This week the Kittitas Audubon Society, the local chapter of National Audubon Society, is donating screens to cover vault toilet vents in Ellensburg’s Irene Rinehart Park, Washington State’s Helen McCabe Park, the Vantage area Ginkgo parks and the U.S. Forest Service’s Cle Elum Ranger District.
Patrick Comins has been named the new executive director of the Fairfield-based Connecticut Audubon Society.
Comins will start his new position on July 17, replacing Nelson North, who is retiring after 10 years as director of Fairfield operations and executive director.
BREMEN, Maine (AP) — The National Audubon Society says a web camera has captured the first confirmed sighting in Maine of a colorful species of bird typically seen in the southwestern part of the country.
February 17 through February 20, 2017 marks the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society. Wild Birds Unlimited and the Montana Audubon Center in Billings have several activities scheduled to encourage you to get involved.
Christmas Bird Count shows trends in state’s avian numbers
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of birders — mostly amateurs with a deep knowledge of identifying species on the wing — have been fanning out in New Jersey in organized groups. They have been counting how many birds of each of the state's species they can spot on a single day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5.
Vounteers are needed for the 6th Annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 4, Kiawah Island officials said.
The count area includes Kiawah, Seabrook, Wadmalaw and Johns islands.
Birds previously rare to Missouri becoming more common
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Members of an Audubon Society chapter in southwest Missouri say they're commonly seeing birds that used to be rare in the Ozarks, and they believe climate change is the reason.
The Springfield News-Leader (http://j.mp/2h5wfuX ) reports that Eastern phoebes, black vultures and even roadrunners are becoming established.
Organizers call for volunteers for Soldotna bird count
SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — Bird enthusiasts are preparing to face below-zero temperatures to help with the annual Christmas Bird Count in Soldotna.
The annual count is scheduled for Saturday and is part of the National Audubon Society's worldwide Christmas Bird Count, which gets people to help gather data on birds in their communities in early winter, The Peninsula Clarion reported (http://bit.ly/2ht6vd6).
Similar counts are also scheduled in Homer and Seward.
The 117th annual Christmas Bird Count is approaching, and bird-watchers throughout the United States are encouraged to report the species they see to the National Audubon Society.
The bird count will run Dec. 14 to Jan. 5.
Numbers aren’t the only focus of the annual Christmas Bird Count.
The event was founded in 1900 in New York to urge a change in what was then a socially accepted practice of killing birds – all kinds of birds – as a way of seeing what species are out there, or were.
BREMEN, Maine (AP) — A webcam has caught footage of a bald eagle snatching a nearly full-sized osprey chick from a nest in Maine.
The footage shows the eagle swoop in on the trio of chicks, hauling off one while another flees the treetop nest on Hog Island. A third chick crouched flat and avoided capture.
The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2awFB2e ) reports the webcam is operated by the National Audubon Society and...
Vikings’ new stadium to be studied for bird deaths
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' glassy new stadium will be studied to see how deadly it is for migrating birds.
The operators of the stadium, which opens this summer, said the National Audubon Society and Audubon Minnesota will join the University of Minnesota and Oklahoma State University to study bird deaths from collisions with the stadium. The work is to begin in spring 2017 and cover four migratory seasons, with results to be released in 2019.