Birds in the News

How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms

How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms

— Birds can often appear distressed during the winter. Not all need to be rescued, but when they do, call a pro.
The Bizarre Walk of the Western Grebe Caught on Camera

The Bizarre Walk of the Western Grebe Caught on Camera

— Western Grebes famously run on water, but few ornithologists have seen them using their aquatic feet to scamper across land.
Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?

Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?

— Yes, that is a cardinal. We asked experts how this redbird might have gotten its golden feathers.
John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance

John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance

— The Rex parade, New Orleans’ oldest Mardi Gras parade, featured the naturalist in a celebration of the city’s history.
The Search and Recovery of Condor Chick 871, Wildfire Survivor

The Search and Recovery of Condor Chick 871, Wildfire Survivor

— When the Thomas Fire approached a California Condor nest last month, the chick’s radio signal went dark. Biologists recently returned to the burn area to find her.
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.
Hold Onto Your Bins: Another Blizzard of Snowy Owls Could Be Coming

Hold Onto Your Bins: Another Blizzard of Snowy Owls Could Be Coming

— Will this winter bring an irruption of the Arctic raptors to the continental U.S.? A few clues from up north have Project SNOWstorm predicting yes.
Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

— For two days, scopes lined a Long Island parkway as birders delighted in the European visitor, which traveled even farther than its audience.
John Oliver Hits the Roseate Spoonbill Where It Hurts

John Oliver Hits the Roseate Spoonbill Where It Hurts

— This Sunday on his show, the comedian said the spoonbill looks like a flamingo that got its "stupid bird face stuck into a panini press." Ouch. Learn about the bizarre but beautiful bird here.
The Story of Harvey, a Cooper’s Hawk Rescued in Houston During the Hurricane

The Story of Harvey, a Cooper’s Hawk Rescued in Houston During the Hurricane

— After seeking shelter in a taxicab, the bird was eventually taken in by a Houston wildlife rehab center preparing for an influx of injured animals.