birds

11 of the Best Bird-Watching Spots for Fall

More than 700 distinct bird species can be found in America’s national parks. Exploring this incredible array of wildlife is […]

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]

A scene from the original 1913 production of Sanctuary: A Bird Masque by Percy MacKaye.

Two Historic Sites to Host 100-Year Anniversary Production of Influential Bird-Conservation Play

This weekend, art and wildlife conservation meet in New England at two historic re-enactments of Sanctuary: A Masque, an influential 1913 […]

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Follow in the Footsteps of an American Hero at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland

A hundred years after her death, the Park Service created a new national monument earlier this year to honor Underground […]

The grasshopper sparrow.

Birds—and Birders—Find a Welcome Refuge at Monocacy National Battlefield

It’s been nearly 150 years since the clash that transformed some gentle fields in northern Maryland to the hallowed status […]