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Koalas Couldn't Care Less When Birds Rip Out Their Fur

Koalas Couldn't Care Less When Birds Rip Out Their Fur

— Australian honeyeaters know good nest material when they see it, and they're not above interrupting a snoozing marsupial to get it.
Brighten Your Day with Some Sweet Baby Bird Pics

Brighten Your Day with Some Sweet Baby Bird Pics

— Brought to you by the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards.
Why Only Certain Birds Can Drink Nectar

Why Only Certain Birds Can Drink Nectar

— The sugary food source might give some species an adaptive advantage.
Why You Need to Try Paddle Birding

Why You Need to Try Paddle Birding

— When in a canoe or kayak, you can observe and experience birds in a new way—and bank some memorable adventures while you're at it.
 How Photographer Mac Stone Got This Shot of Burrowing Owls

How Photographer Mac Stone Got This Shot of Burrowing Owls

— Hint: A lot of time, a little technology—and a plain old road cone.
Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

— The film explores the growing debate over the environmental impact of oyster farms in Delaware Bay, an important stopover site for the threatened shorebirds.
How to Shoot (Good) Bird Videos with Your Camera

How to Shoot (Good) Bird Videos with Your Camera

— Do you want to capture a bird's every dip and call? Learn to break in the video mode on your digital camera.
How Weird Will Wildlife Get During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

How Weird Will Wildlife Get During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

— To find out, two smartphone apps will give amateur naturalists and astronomers the ability to record their observations during the event.
How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model

How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model

— A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable.
Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

— A new community-sourced project is tackling the gender and geographical skew in avian song research.