Oil-Spill Residue Found in Minnesota Pelican Eggs
As Congress dithers over funding for Gulf restoration, here’s another reminder that the 2010 BP disaster may still be affecting birds and other wildlife. Researchers have discovered pollutants from the 2010 spill in the eggs of White Pelicans nesting in western Minnesota. These birds winter in the Gulf region, where they are exposed to lingering contaminants. This lends fresh urgency to Gulf restoration efforts, a top Audubon priority. Read more.
A Missouri Farmer Saves Prairie and Grassland Birds
Refuges, parks, and other protected areas are only one part of the picture of saving the birds we love. Farmers and ranchers can make a huge difference for countless species that migrate or live along America's breadbasket. Missouri cattle rancher Tom Smith relies on native prairie grasses to fatten his herd, and at the same time to offer cover for vulnerable Greater Prairie-Chickens. It's a model partnership for agriculture and conservation. Read more in the magazine.
Live from Hog Island, Maine
A stunning window on the wild is a click away. Our new Osprey cam gives you live access to proud parents Rachel and Steve, and their newly hatched chicks. Watch now!
Climate Change Threatens Birds, Too
The EPA has proposed important climate pollution limits on new power plants. Polluting industries are lobbying hard against these rules. Strike a blow for birds by telling the EPA you favor strict climate controls. Deadline for comments: June 25!