With fall migration well underway everywhere, it’s a good time to see what’s flying in bird news.

Prothonotary Warblers (like the dapper bird above captured for posterity by Corey) should carry frequent-flier cards—a recent Audubon-led study found that one geolocator-toting individual racked up more than 5,000 miles in eight months.

Can California Condors be taught to avoid the dangers of power lines? Staff from the San Diego Zoo think so.

North American breeders winging their way south for the winter may want to head for the Bahamas, where a new national park offers them protected habitat.

Birds facing a long migration are more apt to take a gamble and stop for a bite in predator-prone habitat, according to findings in The Auk.

A mummified European Kestrel gives insight into ancient Egyptians’ relationships with raptors.

Don’t put off that birding trip to Ghana on your to-do list—if trends continue, illegal logging may leave you with nothing left to see.

The best guess scientists have about the “mystery goo” that sickened hundreds of birds in San Francisco Bay earlier this year is “a polymerized oil similar to a vegetable oil.”

Lastly, another September 11th has passed, and with it another round of duty for NYC Audubon volunteers who help rescue birds caught in the “Tribute in Light” memorial.

Written by Meredith Mann
The lowly Red-winged Blackbirds in suburban New York triggered Meredith Mann's interest in birds. Five years later, she's explored some of the the USA's coolest hotspots, from Plum Island in Massachusetts to the Magic Hedge in Chicago to the deserts of Fallon, Nevada. She recently migrated from the Windy City (where she proudly served as a Chicago Bird Collision Monitor, rescuing migrants from skyscrapers and sidewalks) to Philadelphia, where she plans to find new editing and writing gigs; keep up her cool-finds chronicle, Blog5B; and discover which cheesesteak really is the best. And she will accept any and all invitations to bird Cape May, NJ.