Conservation Articles and News

August 30, 2020
Solitary Sandpiper - Photo Rob Thorn

Creature Feature: Solitary Sandpiper

The little sandpiper nimbly stepped through the puddles at the edge of Hoover Reservoir..... Rob Thorn tells us about this mysterious shorebird.
August 29, 2020
Laysan Albatross Mother and Chick - Photo National Marine Sanctuaries

Albatrosses Could Police the Oceans

Learn how Wandering Albatrosses could help detect pirate fishing -- the same illegal fishing that often kills albatrosses.
August 18, 2020
Mallard - Photo Earl Harrison

Great American Outdoors Act Becomes Law

Showing that bipartisan legislation still can pass occasionally, the Great American Outdoors Act was passed and was signed into law on August 4. Groups from the […]
August 17, 2020
Sandhill Crane Soaring - Photo Earl Harrison

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Restored to Health

In a huge win for bird conservation, a federal court struck down the current administration’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. You can read background […]
August 16, 2020
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

Swift Nights Out: August 14 – 16, 2020

Swift Night Out is the weekend for official counts of roosting Chimney Swifts. The swifts provide a spectacle as they swirl in the air, only to drop into a chimney for the night. The counts help scientists to follow swift populations.