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See Stunning Images of Rare and Beautiful Birds in a New PBS Series

See Stunning Images of Rare and Beautiful Birds in a New PBS Series

— ‘RARE—Creatures of the Photo Ark’ highlights photographer Joel Sartore’s mission to document threatened species before it’s too late.
The Busy Life of Bob the Flamingo

The Busy Life of Bob the Flamingo

— Once badly injured, the recovered bird now teaches residents of Curaçao about the importance of conservation.
Reimagining John James Audubon's American Flamingo

Reimagining John James Audubon's American Flamingo

— Artist Dan Winters turns the lanky wader into a 'creature of lore.'
Meet Rufus, the Harris's Hawk That Keeps Wimbledon's Courts Pigeon Free

Meet Rufus, the Harris's Hawk That Keeps Wimbledon's Courts Pigeon Free

— At the legendary tennis tournament, entry is exclusive to people. All thanks to this hard-working raptor.
Inside the World of Elite Bird Costuming

Inside the World of Elite Bird Costuming

— A niche part of the larger "furry" subculture, bird costumers create carefully crafted, life-size versions of avians and other bird-like creatures.
These Hunting Decoys Now Lure Art Collectors Instead of Bird Flocks

These Hunting Decoys Now Lure Art Collectors Instead of Bird Flocks

— A stunning collection of decoys and bird-themed art, collected by a leading conservationist, is up for sale in July.
An Ode to Two Tanagers

An Ode to Two Tanagers

— When an ornithologist saw this photo of two Scarlet Tanagers killed by striking a glass window, he was moved to write a poem.
Did Folklore Help Bring Denmark's Ravens Back From the Brink?

Did Folklore Help Bring Denmark's Ravens Back From the Brink?

— The once-endangered raven is rebounding in some parts of Scandinavia, and its role in Norse mythology and Danish history might have helped.
Listen: This Birdsong Time Machine Resurrects the Lost Sounds of New York

Listen: This Birdsong Time Machine Resurrects the Lost Sounds of New York

— An ecologist, a sound engineer, and a multimedia artist teamed up to recreate forgotten soundscapes of the city's past wildlife.
This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

— The Wild Bird Fund tends to thousands of birds with help from committed rehabbers and curious rescuers. Meet some of the patients in recovery.