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Listen for Woodpeckers Making Their Winter Homes This Fall

Listen for Woodpeckers Making Their Winter Homes This Fall

— Instead of migrating, some species chisel out snug roosting cavities to keep warm during the colder months.
Which Bird Is the Fastest Runner?

Which Bird Is the Fastest Runner?

— Find out how an emu, a roadrunner, and an ostrich would place in a race against each other—and a pair of Olympic sprinters.
How Baby Owls Nap Without Falling From Their Trees

How Baby Owls Nap Without Falling From Their Trees

— It's all about that toe strength.
Where Do Ospreys Go in the Winter?

Where Do Ospreys Go in the Winter?

— While southern birds are often year-round residents, tracking data for one northern Osprey shows how extensive their migratory travels can be.
The Bar-tailed Godwit’s Annual Migration Is Utterly Astounding

The Bar-tailed Godwit’s Annual Migration Is Utterly Astounding

— The birds fly nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand every fall. But disappearing tidal flats threaten their return journey.
The Great Seabird Migration Has Begun

The Great Seabird Migration Has Begun

— Far out over the ocean, millions upon millions of seabirds are heading south for the winter.
Why Only Certain Birds Can Drink Nectar

Why Only Certain Birds Can Drink Nectar

— The sugary food source might give some species an adaptive advantage.
Is That a Swallow or a Swift?

Is That a Swallow or a Swift?

— Telling the two apart can be tough, but one clue lies in how they fly.
Why Some Birds Molt Faster Than Others

Why Some Birds Molt Faster Than Others

— Every year birds replace wing feathers crucial for flight, but how long this process takes can vary.
The Many Ways Birds Beat the Heat

The Many Ways Birds Beat the Heat

— Unable to sweat, birds rely on a variety of other methods for keeping cool on hot summer days.