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A southwestern willow flycatcher perches in the West Valley.

Federal officials have added nearly 500 miles of riparian area totaling nearly 90,000 acres to habitat considered critical to the recovery of the southwestern willow flycatcher, an endangered songbird. Read more»

A Costa's hummingbird is one of many winged animals featured during the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum's Festival of Flight, which takes place Friday through Sunday.

The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum will celebrate winged creatures and the Year of the Bat during the Festival of Flight beginning Friday. Read more»

An avian victim of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Hundreds of oil-covered animals have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico so far. As Erika Aguilar of KUT News reports, the volume of casualties is steadily increasing. Read more»

I'm not sure which is more of an eyesore: birds and their guano or nails/spikes designed to prevent birds from landing and leaving their guano. Read more»

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, but not all of them are happy. Read more»