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Birdist Rule #48: Go Find a Swan—a Wild Swan

Birdist Rule #48: Go Find a Swan—a Wild Swan

— And when you do, prepare to be wowed.
How to Bird at Your Office, Like a Boss

How to Bird at Your Office, Like a Boss

— When your workday gets dull, steal a glance out the window.
For Birds, a Steady Head Is the Key to Incredible Focus

For Birds, a Steady Head Is the Key to Incredible Focus

— A recent video of a hunting kingfisher demonstrates how birds are uniquely adapted to stabilize their gaze.
How Vultures Can Eat Rotten Meat Without Getting Sick

How Vultures Can Eat Rotten Meat Without Getting Sick

— As nature's clean-up crew, these birds have developed a potent set of adaptations to consume carrion.
Birds-of-Paradise Have Feathers That Act Like Black Holes

Birds-of-Paradise Have Feathers That Act Like Black Holes

— The glamorous species use their bodies to trap light so female birds can't look away.
Five Rules for Photographing Bald Eagle Nests

Five Rules for Photographing Bald Eagle Nests

— Everyone wants that shot of a Baldie with eaglets. Here’s how to get one without disturbing the birds.
Who Wins the Feeder War?

Who Wins the Feeder War?

— When it's time to eat, research shows there's a pecking order—and the winners aren't always who you'd think.
Get to Know These 15 Common Birds

Get to Know These 15 Common Birds

— Want to put names to species you regularly see? Start here.
How Do Finches Shell Sunflower Seeds so Quickly?

How Do Finches Shell Sunflower Seeds so Quickly?

— It's all thanks to a specialized beak.
In New Poll, Majority of Westerners Support Current Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

In New Poll, Majority of Westerners Support Current Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

— The bipartisan poll also details widespread support for protecting public lands and waters, and an uptick in voters identifying as conservationists.