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New Audubon Study: Climate Change Threatens Bird Populations in the National Wildlife Refuge System

NEW YORK (October 26, 2022) – In a survey of all 525 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, scientists with the National Audubon Society have found half of the birds throughout the system will see changes in the environmental suitability of their habitats if global temperatures are allowed to rise unchecked. The result could […]

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New bird migration tool brings epic journeys right to your screen

NEW YORK (September 15, 2022) – Today, as millions of birds are flocking to their wintering grounds, the National Audubon Society and nine partner organizations announced the Bird Migration Explorer (, a state-of-the-art digital platform that reveals migration data consolidated for 458 bird species found in the United States and Canada. The free, interactive platform, […]

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Efforts to Help Greater Sage-Grouse Restored by Biden Administration

FORT COLLINS, Colo. May 11, 2021 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it would begin an effort to restore previous plans to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse populations. In 2015, stakeholders from across the West reached an historic agreement to save the sage-grouse—an agreement that the last administration ignored and undermined.   “This […]

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New Federal Report Shows 80 Percent Decline in Greater Sage-Grouse Populations

DENVER, March 30, 2021 – “This new science should ring alarm bells whether or not you have heard of sagebrush or the sage-grouse,” said Brian Rutledge, director of the National Audubon Society’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative. “These birds are found across 11 Western states and are a reliable indicator of how other wildlife and the greater […]

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Federal court invalidates decisions made by illegally installed BLM Director Pendley

Great Falls, MT, October 17, 2020 – “Illegal directors make illegal decisions –it’s that simple,” said Nada Culver, vice president for public lands and senior policy counsel at the National Audubon Society. “Not only did the court make crystal clear that these specific plans are invalid but the court also emphasized the likelihood that other decisions made […]

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Unveiling the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

NEW YORK, NY July 2, 2018 – Today, the National Audubon Society declared four talented photographers winners in the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards, the ninth year of the annual contest. The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 […]

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The White House Turns Its Back on America’s Birds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017—“Christmas came early for bird killers. By acting to end industries’ responsibility to avoid millions of gruesome bird deaths per year, the White House is parting ways with more than 100 years of conservation legacy,” said David O’Neill, Audubon’s chief conservation officer, in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to no longer enforce […]

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Use Your Zip Code to Attract Brilliant Birds to Your Yard This Spring

NEW YORK, March 28, 2017— With spring arriving earlier than usual and bird migration currently underway, the National Audubon Society invites nature enthusiasts to grow bird-friendly native plants at home. Through Audubon’s Plants for Birds public online database, anyone nationwide can access a list of native plants that benefit their favorite local bird species, by […]

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