The Importance of Bird Conservation
Bird conservation is important for many reasons, including ecology, education, appreciation, biodiversity and environmental awareness, and there are many ways anyone can help.
Migratory Bird Act
In 1918 when the Migratory Bird Act was passed, no birds were protected, and today, more than 1,000 bird species are protected by this comprehensive legislation. Learn more about the treaty, which birds are and aren't protected and what the penalties are for violations.
Details about Project FeederWatch, including how to participate, registration fees and project history.
How Do Airports Prevent Bird Strikes
Airports can use multiple wildlife conservation and management techniques to minimize the risk of bird strikes.
Causes of Bird Die-Offs
Bird die-offs can be disturbing and may seem like harbingers of greater environmental problems, but die-offs are more common than many birders realize and there are many reasons why dozens, hundreds or even thousands of birds may die at once. Understanding the causes of bird die-offs can help put these events into perspective and encourage...
Captive Bird Breeding
Is breeding birds in captivity good or bad? It can help bird conservation, but captive bird breeding programs do have their critics.
Bird banding is essential to conservation. Learn about the types of bird bands, how birds are banded and what information is gathered through bird banding.
Natural Disasters and Birds
Natural disasters can be devastating to wild birds in many ways, and understanding natrual hazards can prepare birders to help birds when nature gets nasty.
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a highlight of winter birding. Learn what it is and get tips for participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Zoos and Bird Conservation
Birds in a zoo may not count on a life list, but they can be critical for bird conservation. Learn what zoos do to help birds, and how you can help zoos continue their conservation work.
Bird Extinction Ethics
Can extinct birds be brought back to life? Learn how science is working on the issue and what pros and cons conservationists debate about whether de-extinction is a good idea.
Review of BirdProject Soaps, an eco-conscious product that helps support the rescue and rehabilitation of birds affected by the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.