Written by Mary Conti | August 12th, 2013
Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.
Written by Katherine Sather | May 7th, 2013
It’s that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations. So bird nerds want to know: What can we do to make our own backyards accommodating for these frequent flyers?
Written by Darci Palmquist | August 8th, 2012
New technology is transforming the study of migratory birds. The challenge? Scientists need to tag birds, then re-catch them in order to retrieve the data.
Written by Darci Palmquist | August 7th, 2012
A 3-year research project has discovered where eastern willets spend the winter–and how those wintering grounds might harbor threats to their survival.
Written by Nicole Levins | January 11th, 2012
Written by Nicole Levins | April 7th, 2010
Written by Darci Palmquist | October 30th, 2009
It’s that time of year when birds start thinking of heading south for the winter (and New Englanders like me wistfully dream about it). Enjoy this great 3-in-1 shot — bird, reflection and shadow – of a sanderling at the beach in Virginia by Flickr user Dave W. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature […]
Written by Darci Palmquist | October 29th, 2009
Does a “green” job make you an environmentalist? Will the world come forward and pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in the Amazon? And how do birds know where to migrate to anyway? We don’t promise all these questions will be answered, but we do guarantee you’ll get the hottest green news links around, or […]
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | July 21st, 2009
A few weeks ago, Cool Green Science started following the progress of five whimbrels on their flights north to breeding grounds in central Canada. One female shorebird, Hope, amazed us all when she changed her flight direction and touched down in northwest Canada. But now we have some disappointing news to share. Due to a […]
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | June 15th, 2009
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… wait… it’s a bird wearing a backpack!? That’s correct, bird lovers. This summer, The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Conservation Biology have teamed up again to track the migratory routes of tagged whimbrels from Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Inspiration for this project was born in June 2008 when researchers […]