Category Archives: monarch butterfly

2016 Partners in Flight Landbird Conservation Plan


The updated Landbird Conservation Plan from Partners in Flight has just been released. As with previous iterations, the emphasis is on applying objective criteria to determine those species in most need of conservation, delineating the habitats within ecoregions important for … Continue reading

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The Waterthrush Podcast #20: Little Martha


Today, 1 September 2014, is the centenary of the death of Martha, the very last Passenger Pigeon.  In an op-ed published today by the New York Times, executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology John Fitzpatrick shares his thoughts … Continue reading

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After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly


Thanks to K. P. McFarland for this important post from 26 Aug. 2014.  I have been following this story for years, but even I was surprised to learn that things had gotten so grave so quickly.  

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International Migratory Bird Day – 2010


Check out the Environment for the Americas to learn about plans for the 2010 International Migratory Bird Day celebration!

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Boreal Birds E-Update


For the latest Boreal Birds newsletter, click here.

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Wildlife Policy newsletter


Latest newsletter here.

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Monarchs on the march!


And you should check out their progress southward here – very cool stuff.

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