Audubon Society

Reports of two whooping crane sightings have these birders on a mission

Whooping cranes are still working their way back from the brink of extinction. The population has grown from fewer than 20 birds in the mid-1940s to almost 850 birds today, according to the foundation.GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two endangered whooping cranes have bird enthusiasts searching all over north Florida for a glimpse of the rare, elusive birds. The Gainesville Sun reports…

Reports of snowy owl sightings up in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island wildlife preservation group says the state has had more snowy owls sightings than usual this time of year, a sign that more of the birds may be making their way down from the Arctic. Lauren Parmelee, of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, tells Rhode Island Public Radio that the owls have been spotted…