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Listen for Woodpeckers Making Their Winter Homes This Fall
October 2, 2017
— Instead of migrating, some species chisel out snug roosting cavities to keep warm during the colder months.
Which Bird Is the Fastest Runner?
September 25, 2017
— 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
September 18, 2017
— It's all about that toe strength.
Where Do Ospreys Go in the Winter?
September 11, 2017
— 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
September 1, 2017
— 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
August 28, 2017
— Far out over the ocean, millions upon millions of seabirds are heading south for the winter.
Why Only Certain Birds Can Drink Nectar
August 21, 2017
— The sugary food source might give some species an adaptive advantage.
Is That a Swallow or a Swift?
August 14, 2017
— Telling the two apart can be tough, but one clue lies in how they fly.
Why Some Birds Molt Faster Than Others
August 7, 2017
— Every year birds replace wing feathers crucial for flight, but how long this process takes can vary.
The Many Ways Birds Beat the Heat
July 31, 2017
— Unable to sweat, birds rely on a variety of other methods for keeping cool on hot summer days.
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