Canadian spruce grouse find new home in Adirondacks By Chloe Bennett For the first time since 2019, a team of researchers and scientists relocated dozens of endangered spruce grouse into the Adirondack Park, in hopes of increasing the … [Read more...] about Bringing back an endangered bird
Disease impacting big birds that feed on carrion By Mike Lynch Bald eagles are testing positive for a highly contagious form of avian flu more frequently than any other bird in New York state, records show. A database maintained … [Read more...] about Avian flu hits state eagle population
Crown Point birder knows how to band the lightweights By Mike Lynch Every May, you can find Ted Hicks at the Crown Point Bird Banding Station on Lake Champlain, where he serves as the coordinator. Along with fellow volunteers, … [Read more...] about ASK A SCIENTIST: A special handler of hummingbirds
Wildlife rehabilitator has shaped her life around patching shells By Chloe Bennett Debbie Philp was deep in a meditative drum circle when she came face-to-face with an unexpected visitor: a dancing turtle. The meditation was designed … [Read more...] about Meet a woman dedicated to helping turtles
By Tim Rowland I’m not a big fan of phone apps, but my embarrassment at constantly having to pester bird-loving friends with sound clips of unknown avians finally drove me to download Merlin, the app that pegs birdsong in the way that Shazam lets … [Read more...] about Going for a hike with my new friend Merlin
Concerns for potential disruptions to rare bird's habitat By John Thaxton When I heard the Olympic Regional Development Authority planned to start cutting trees at Whiteface Mountain to create new ski trails, connector trails between the … [Read more...] about What will happen to Bicknell’s thrush?