U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A least tern checks her two eggs on the beach in Gulfport, Miss.
Dave Martin/AP Photo
AP News
October 23, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. Once diminished by hunting for feathers for hats and hurt by the damming of major rivers like the Missouri, the interior least...
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Kirtland's warbler, an endangered songbird that lives in the jack pine forests of northern Michigan
John Flesher/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered more than half a century after being designated as endangered.
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