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Spring’s Early Birds Go to Battle for Your Nest Box
February 20, 2018
— The competition to find a good home is fierce between Tree Swallows and bluebirds.
How Vultures Can Eat Rotten Meat Without Getting Sick
February 5, 2018
— As nature's clean-up crew, these birds have developed a potent set of adaptations to consume carrion.
How Do Finches Shell Sunflower Seeds so Quickly?
January 30, 2018
— It's all thanks to a specialized beak.
Birds Have Built-In Goggles
January 22, 2018
— A third eyelid provides the extra protection needed to fly and hunt.
Are Early Birds Really Better Off?
January 8, 2018
— A study of woodland species found that eating later in the day might lead to a longer lifespan.
How Chickadee Flocks Avoid Traffic Jams at Your Feeder
January 2, 2018
— Turns out there's an orderly process to all of that flitting back and forth.
A Brief History of the Modern Chicken
December 18, 2017
— From the jungles of India to your breakfast table.
An Owl Trapped in a Christmas Tree Once Traveled From Oregon Into Canada
December 11, 2017
— Fortunately the Northern Saw-whet survived the surprise trip.
Today Is the 57th Anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
December 5, 2017
— The Arctic coastal plain hosts a staggering amount of wildlife, but less than two percent of this vital habitat is currently protected.
Snake-eagles Are a Serpent's Worst Nightmare
December 4, 2017
— This raptor can decapitate and swallow its prey whole—all on the wing.
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