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Data collected during the annual Christmas Bird Count helps scientists identify long-term trends about different species.
With just a few thousand Cassia Crossbills total and only a small range to roam, researchers already believed the species was heading toward extinction when, in 2020, a large wildfire burned through a significant portion of the lodgepole pine in its territory.
“This is not one of our more fun projects,” said Tracy Aviary’s conservation director. But the survey helps identify species that are particularly vulnerable to building collisions.
Another avian influenza outbreak was confirmed earlier this year. The virus spreads easily among birds, but people don’t need to worry about themselves.
New research is the first to use GPS-tracking data to look into the effects of wildfire smoke on bird migration. Its findings suggest that tagged geese changed their behavior to avoid smoky conditions.
A bacterial infection that infects Canada geese called " new duck disease " has turned up in the Mountain West.
The Great Salt Lake is vast — around 1,700 square miles of state and federal public lands.This inland sea is too salty to be a big fishing attraction. But…
Field trips are kicking off the National Audubon Society’s convention just after sunrise this morning, as one of the nation’s biggest and oldest…
Two small beaver dams lie at the heart of a quarrel in Draper. County flood officials are ordering residents to take them down. But the homeowners say the…
The 18th Annual Salt Lake Bird Festival is taking place this weekend. The event is one of the most unique bird festivals in the country and allows people…
Utah agriculture and wildlife officials have joined together to help backyard poultry producers understand the threat of avian flu.Backyard chickens may…
A new study zeroes in on those odd times when bird flocks bypass their usual winter habitats because of the climate.Pine siskins are small songbirds that…