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Animal Homes: The Nest

Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool,…

Mapping Migration

Where do Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers go when they migrate? A collaboration between multiple universities is seeking to answer this question. Using light level geolocators,…

Surviving the Wild

The domestic cat is often a beloved pet, but it’s also a major threat to birds and other wildlife. Every year in the United States,…

Birds of May

On the sandy beaches of the Delaware Bay, in New Jersey, a visitor arrives each May from the southernmost tip of South America. Name: Calidris…

Puffin Patrol

On the remote coastlines of Maine, Wales, and Newfoundland, scientists observe the annual life cycle of the Atlantic Puffin to discover what this intriguing little…

Osprey: Marine Sentinel

The recovery of the osprey population after population damage due to environmental contaminants is one of the great conservation successes of our time. Osprey: Marine…

Field Biologist

Tyler Christensen, an ambitious yet somewhat rudderless 22-year-old, is still discovering his life path. Brushing aside his lack of a college degree or scientific credentials,…