Birds in the News

Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise

— Every year, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and other waterbirds visit Nebraska in one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth.
Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow

Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow

— At the U.S. National Arboretum, both eagle parents settled on their nest to warm their eggs, and each other, through the cold, icy night.
Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed

— The proposal would let commercial farms harvest Greater Sage-Grouse and their eggs. But there's no scientific evidence or public interest to support such an endeavor.
Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up

Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up

— Within days of losing their nest, the eagles built a new one and possibly even laid another egg, which would be an unprecedented achievement.
In India, Two Brothers Are Saving Black Kites from a Surprising Foe: Paper Kites

In India, Two Brothers Are Saving Black Kites from a Surprising Foe: Paper Kites

— Competitive kite flying in Delhi is slicing up raptors. These siblings are patching up injured birds and pushing for safer skies.
Birdist Rule #106: Go Find Yourself a Bufflehead

Birdist Rule #106: Go Find Yourself a Bufflehead

— Ready to move on from Mallards? Start with these adorable little ducks.
Arctic-Breeding Shorebird Populations Are Plummeting, with No Single Culprit

Arctic-Breeding Shorebird Populations Are Plummeting, with No Single Culprit

— As Arctic shorebird numbers decrease, scientists blame farming, hunting, development, climate change—or all of the above?
Inside the Controversial Vote to Make the Gray Jay Canada's National Bird

Inside the Controversial Vote to Make the Gray Jay Canada's National Bird

— The jay will likely get the title, but representatives for the other four final contenders still have plenty to say about the pick.
New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird

New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird

— Don’t let the mean old city get you down, buddy.
Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas

Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas

— The recent die-off is the latest in a string of mysterious seabird mortalities in the Pacific Ocean.