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Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls

Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls

— Song Sleuth's advanced software can recognize the voices of 200 common bird species. But how does it fare in the field?
Scientists Enlist Drones to Eavesdrop on Songbirds

Scientists Enlist Drones to Eavesdrop on Songbirds

— Using drones equipped with audio recorders, a team of researchers is testing whether the technology could aid in field surveys.
Hear the Many Different Hoots of the Barred Owl

Hear the Many Different Hoots of the Barred Owl

— The increasingly common owl has more than a dozen calls, including one that sounds like a monkey.
Researchers Identify the Hormone That Tells Migratory Birds to Stop Eating and Keep Moving

Researchers Identify the Hormone That Tells Migratory Birds to Stop Eating and Keep Moving

— According to a new study, the same hormone that signals to humans we've eaten our fill triggers migrating birds to continue their trek.
Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One

Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One

— What makes a good bird tattoo you ask? Well, read on!
Proposed Nationwide Carbon Tax Led by Republicans Reminds That Climate Change Is a Concern for All

Proposed Nationwide Carbon Tax Led by Republicans Reminds That Climate Change Is a Concern for All

— The proposal, which was discussed at the White House last week, takes a conservative approach to climate action. But it runs into a problem central to all carbon taxes: deciding how to spend the raised funds.
Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Great Backyard Bird Count

Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Great Backyard Bird Count

— This weekend, get outside and participate in the global bird-counting event that helps scientific research. Here's how to get started.
Listen to the Sweet, Soft Warble Common Ravens Sing to Their Partners

Listen to the Sweet, Soft Warble Common Ravens Sing to Their Partners

— Suspected to mate for life, Raven pairs serenade each other with these gentle "comfort sounds" while bonding.
In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration

In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration

— As the climate changes, desert-dwelling birds are going to need more oases than ever to stay cool and hydrated, according to a new study.
Birding Bucket List: See Millions of Short-tailed Shearwaters Amass at Unimak Pass

Birding Bucket List: See Millions of Short-tailed Shearwaters Amass at Unimak Pass

— Every summer, the birds flock in staggering numbers to feast in the food-rich waters around the Aleutian Islands.