Story from NPR's All Things Considered.
Bernie Krause is an audio ecologist. This year he noticed a precipitous drop in the sounds of one his favorite field recording sites, a change he attributes in large part to California's drought.
Oldest known wild bird making a new nest at Midway Atoll. A 64-year-old female Laysan Albatross has arrived at Midway Atoll with her mate and is building a new nest. Wisdom, as she has been named by U.S. Fish & Wildlife staff, is 64 years old, and has reared 36 chicks over her extraordinarily long life. We'll share news about her nest as we get it.
Photography Alan McFayden spent six years trying to get the perfect photo of a kingfisher. Then he nailed it. Seriously, you've got to check out this photo.
This is Cindy Lashbrook, an organic farmer from Merced County. She partners with our Working Lands Program to create bird habitat on her property. Her dream is to one day have the threatened Yellow-billed Cuckoo subspecies live and breed on her land.
This Thanksgiving, send Cindy and other farmer bird heroes like her a thank you note. Click here to learn more.