Migratory Birds Flocks Of Black Birds Are Darkening Pittsburgh Skies, But It's Not A Bad Omen By Katie Blackley • Sep 18, 2018 Keith Srakocic / AP Listen Listening... / 4:16 The skies above Pittsburgh are getting darker, and it’s not because of stormy weather. Look up around dusk this fall and you may see flocks of black birds, preparing for their annual trip south through Pittsburgh. Study: Songbird That Needs Clean Streams Threatened By Fracking By Kara Holsopple | The Allegheny Front • Apr 26, 2018 Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren / flickr The Louisiana waterthrush is one of the first migratory songbirds to appear in our region in the spring. Industry Gets A Pass On Accidental Bird Deaths By Kara Holsopple | Allegheny Front • Jan 25, 2018 Dennis Schroeder / National Renewable Energy Labratory This year, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act turns 100. It protects more than 1,000 species of birds from a host of threats, including disruption of nesting sites and illegal trade.