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‘In total shock’: Birdwatchers amazed as ‘uber-rare’ American birds land in UK

Birders have flocked in their hundreds to see the songbirds, blown across the Atlantic by Hurricane Lee
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In search of safer refuge: the challenges of replicating nature

Human-made shelters don’t always keep creatures out of harm’s way. Can technology help design a better birdhouse?
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Vaux’s swifts return early to Portland this year, but climate change might not be the only reason

The flocking behavior provides a wonderful spectacle. The birds swoop and dive, creating beautiful patterns in the sky. At dusk, they form a spinning tornado as each one dives into a Portland school chimney to roost.
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Down to a pair of puffins in the entire state in 1902, there are now more than 1,300 pairs across several islands in the Gulf of Maine. (Credit: Derrick Z. Jackson)

In the Gulf of Maine, scientists race to save seabirds threatened by climate change

“I could see that, if successful, the methods developed could likely help these species."

Project Puffin is celebrating its 50th anniversary of launching the world’s first successful restoration of a seabird to islands where humans killed them off.
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This songbird’s genes show how climate change has sped up evolution

This songbird’s genes show how climate change has sped up evolution

Scientists are starting to understand how animals are genetically adapting to climate change.
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Electric lines kill birds. But they’re a lot better than climate change

Audubon is out with a new report that makes the case for displacing fossil fuels by building a lot more renewable energy infrastructure — even if some of that infrastructure kills or harms certain birds.

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Washington scientist says climate change is creating ‘a world with fewer seabirds’

University of Washington scientists found that climate change is generating marine heat waves that are killing off millions of seabirds from California to Alaska.