Are wind turbines a horrific bird-endangering menace? Not so much, to be honest.
Birds are all around you, even if you live in the depths of the city and sometimes they feel like an abstract concept with the exception of the ubiquitous city pigeons. They’re a beautiful and diverse and splendid and amazing part of the natural environment, whether they’re soaring eagles or tittering sandpipers or songbirds that […]
Unbeknownst to me until very recently, New York City apparently hosts a lively population of red-tailed hawks along with its other wildlife (and the usual domestic suspects that come along with urban environments, like rats). When I first read about the hawks of the city, I got intrigued, and started doing more research to learn […]
A recent study explored the balance between fisheries and seabird populations. What the scientists found was that surprisingly minimal drops in the fishery could be catastrophic for the birds, limiting the ability to reproduce and thrive and raising the risk that populations could plummet. The study highlighted the need for better fisheries management overall to […]