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What the Beatles Song 'Blackbird' Was Really About

What the Beatles Song 'Blackbird' Was Really About

— According to Paul McCartney, he was relaying a beautiful message of hope.
For Actor Lili Taylor, Birding Is Full of Thrills

For Actor Lili Taylor, Birding Is Full of Thrills

— On a recent Christmas Bird Count, we go on a 4 a.m. owl chase and witness a diving hawk with the veteran star and activist.
10 Spectacular Owl Photos You Have to See

10 Spectacular Owl Photos You Have to See

— In a new book, photographer Paul Bannick brings his wide-eyed subjects to life through rare and inspiring snapshots.
Bird Superheroes Deserve Better

Bird Superheroes Deserve Better

— From blatant sexism to frequent mediocrity, comic books have often done their avian stars a disservice.
How Baby Kiwis in Virginia Will Help Preserve an Ancient Maori Tradition

How Baby Kiwis in Virginia Will Help Preserve an Ancient Maori Tradition

— At the Smithsonian's world-class breeding center, conservationists are working to preserve a beloved New Zealand bird and culture.
Meet the London Street Artist Who Painted Bird Murals All Over Harlem

Meet the London Street Artist Who Painted Bird Murals All Over Harlem

— The Audubon Mural Project's latest collaborator spreads conservation awareness through vibrant street art.
Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Exotic Museum Specimens

Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Exotic Museum Specimens

— For a recent project, artist Ernest Goh took inspiration from naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and the Malay Archipelago's rich faunal history.
Watch: Avalanches of Snowmen Are Headed North to Escape Climate Change

Watch: Avalanches of Snowmen Are Headed North to Escape Climate Change

— A humorous new video raises awareness of the threat a warming climate poses to species, including snowmen.
Fearless and Well-Fed, New York City's Red-Tailed Hawks Are Flourishing

Fearless and Well-Fed, New York City's Red-Tailed Hawks Are Flourishing

— A rise in resident raptors is helping some New Yorkers get a glimpse of nature, while putting others, like pet owners, on edge.
The Origins of Our Misguided Hatred for Pigeons

The Origins of Our Misguided Hatred for Pigeons

— Perhaps the problem with those “rats with wings” lies with us, not them.