A Long Journey to 5,000 Birds: 34 Years, 6 Continents, & 47 Countries

Conservancy birder Tim Boucher just saw his 5,000th life bird. But what does it take to see 5,000 of anything? And what has he learned through 34 years of birding?

Timothy Boucher

The Path to Sustainable Fisheries is Paved with Data

The SNAPP Data-Limited Fisheries Working Group is field testing a user friendly application that puts management and science-based sustainability within the reach of small-scale and data-limited fisheries.

Cara Cannon Byington

Recovery: Rehoming Brook Trout, the Dweller of Springs

Throughout its natural range, the brook trout is finding less and less of what it needs most: clean, cold water. But recovery efforts are underway, Ted Williams reports.

Ted Williams

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

New research from Conservancy scientists provides a more accurate estimate of forest carbon in Indonesia.

Justine E. Hausheer

Wiring Up the Caribbean: Designing Marine Protected Areas for Coral Reef Connectivity

New research shows how conservationists can better incorporate coral reef connectivity into marine protected areas.

Justine E. Hausheer

Snow Birds: 10 Birds to Look for in Winter

Winter birding isn’t easy, but it is amazing. If you’re ready to brave the cold, here are 10 winter-only species to search for this month.

Justine E. Hausheer

Recovery: Hope for Black-Footed Ferrets, One of Our Most Endangered Mammals

Recovery of black-footed ferrets seemed unlikely. Many environmentalists, including writer Ted Williams, considered the captive breeding program doomed. Thirty years later, Williams rethinks the situation for one of our most endangered animals.

Ted Williams

Move Over Turkey: Meet the World’s Other Bald, Be-wattled Birds

Have you ever actually looked at a turkey? They’re cool, weird, and impressively ugly. But American Wild Turkeys aren’t the only ugly birds out there ⎯ with 10,000 avian species on Earth, the possibilities for ugly are endless.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Ten Creepiest Spiders of North America

Spider, spider on the wall, who's the creepiest of them all? Scientists share their picks for the best spiders on the continent -- the most aggressive, the rarest, the most venomous, even the prettiest. Yes, the prettiest.

Christine Peterson

Kumuls on Camera: Photographing Birds-of-Paradise in Papua New Guinea

Two birders set out to capture camera trap footage of a bird-of-paradise. The anticipation nearly kills them both.

Justine E. Hausheer

Extreme Birding: Entering Un-Birded Territory in Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea rainforest isn’t your grandpa’s birding. Science writer Justine Hausheer enumerates the trials, travails, and thrills of birding in un-birded territory.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Sing-sing Welcome in Iwarame

Conservancy scientists receive an unforgettable welcome in Papua New Guinea.

Justine E. Hausheer