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This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

— Haruo Uchiyama sculpts intricate, life-size birds to teach the world about evolution and extinction. His current mission: modeling 40 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Greater Sage-Grouse Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Greater Sage-Grouse Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

— In his new book, photographer Noppadol Paothong focuses his lens on the iconic bird throughout its life cycle.
Reimagining John James Audubon’s Eastern Bluebird

Reimagining John James Audubon’s Eastern Bluebird

— Dianne Bennett drops her bucolic bluebirds into an environment humming with human activity.
Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

— The film explores the growing debate over the environmental impact of oyster farms in Delaware Bay, an important stopover site for the threatened shorebirds.
You Need to See These Hooded Grebes Perform Their Bonkers Mating Display

You Need to See These Hooded Grebes Perform Their Bonkers Mating Display

— A new film offers a rare glimpse of the critically endangered bird's dazzling courtship moves on the windswept plateaus of Patagonia.
‘Ravens,’ One of the 20th Century's Best Photography Books, Is Back on Shelves

‘Ravens,’ One of the 20th Century's Best Photography Books, Is Back on Shelves

— Masahisa Fukase’s seminal series on loss and solitude, channeled through corvids, is an avant-garde work of self-reflection.
How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them

How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them

— Sketching while outdoors or even at home will broaden your birding skill set and add a whole new dimension to the hobby.
Watch: Short Film ‘Canuck & I’ Explores the Bond Between A Crow and His Human

Watch: Short Film ‘Canuck & I’ Explores the Bond Between A Crow and His Human

— In the new documentary, viewers get an intimate peek into the life and adventures of the internet-famous Canadian crow.
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.