Conservation Articles and News

November 21, 2020

Smith Park Nestbox Production in 2020

The spring and summer brought more Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows to Smith Park, where Dick Tuttle provides them with nestbox homes. Read on to find out how it went in this strange year.
November 13, 2020
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

Andrew Flemming, Eagle Scout, Helps our Swifts

Andrew Flemming is a young man who has built a Chimney Swift tower for his Eagle Scout project. Read his account of his the project and see his tower!
November 13, 2020
Evening Grosbeak - Photo USDA NRCS Montana

Citizen Science Helps to Inform Bird Conservation

A large-scale study recently published in Global Change Biology investigates how different species of birds respond to extreme weather events such as heat waves and drought, […]
November 6, 2020
Dr Richard Alley

Climate Change Webinar: Dr Richard Alley

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Institute at The Ohio State University recently hosted a webinar by Dr Richard Alley entitled "Falling Dominoes? Ice, Climate, Sea Level, and Our Future." The Byrd Institute has kindly made a recording of this webinar available to the public.
October 21, 2020
White-crowned Sparrow - Photo Wendy Miller

Quieter Skies for Urban Birds

How the Lockdown Helped to Expose the Effects of Noise Pollution on Birdsong In last month’s Song Sparrow, I wrote about the impact of light pollution […]