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Snake-eagles Are a Serpent's Worst Nightmare

Snake-eagles Are a Serpent's Worst Nightmare

— This raptor can decapitate and swallow its prey whole—all on the wing.
Ten Tips for Waterfowl Beginners

Ten Tips for Waterfowl Beginners

— Ducks, geese, and swans are extremely common. Take advantage of that to sharpen your birding skills.
Birdist Rule #74: Watch Some Movies About Birding

Birdist Rule #74: Watch Some Movies About Birding

— Stuck indoors for the holidays? Scrutinize these birding movies instead of real-life field marks.
Here’s What 2,000 Acres of Arctic Refuge Drilling Could Really Look Like

Here’s What 2,000 Acres of Arctic Refuge Drilling Could Really Look Like

— Proponents of drilling for oil in the refuge say the impact will be limited to that amount of acreage, but the number is highly misleading.
Maine’s Atlantic Puffins Had One of Their Best Breeding Years Yet

Maine’s Atlantic Puffins Had One of Their Best Breeding Years Yet

— Cooler water and abundant fish led to loads of plump little pufflings.
What Makes Bird Poop White?

What Makes Bird Poop White?

— And why is it so hard to wash off your car?
In Sagebrush Country, Drilling Brings Nest-Raiding Rodents

In Sagebrush Country, Drilling Brings Nest-Raiding Rodents

— Scientists and federal experts are finding that habitat restoration in oil and gas fields can have unexpected consequences for Wyoming's songbirds.
The Saga Continues for Bailey, the Beleaguered Hog Island Osprey

The Saga Continues for Bailey, the Beleaguered Hog Island Osprey

— After surviving owl, wasp, and eagle attacks, the tough young bird is mending an injured wing at an Audubon rehab center in Florida.
Two Widely Used Pesticides Found to Disorient and Sicken Migrating Songbirds

Two Widely Used Pesticides Found to Disorient and Sicken Migrating Songbirds

— A new study shows that relatively low doses of chlorpyrifos or imidacloprid can be detrimental to small birds like sparrows.
BuzzFeed Asked a Bunch of Bird Questions—and We Answered

BuzzFeed Asked a Bunch of Bird Questions—and We Answered

— “I like birds as much as the next guy.” So do we, BuzzFeed. So do we.