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An Owl Trapped in a Christmas Tree Once Traveled From Oregon Into Canada

An Owl Trapped in a Christmas Tree Once Traveled From Oregon Into Canada

— Fortunately the Northern Saw-whet survived the surprise trip.
Today Is the 57th Anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today Is the 57th Anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

— 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

Snake-eagles Are a Serpent's Worst Nightmare

— This raptor can decapitate and swallow its prey whole—all on the wing.
What Makes Bird Poop White?

What Makes Bird Poop White?

— And why is it so hard to wash off your car?
How Birds Learn to Identify Threats

How Birds Learn to Identify Threats

— Mobbing adults provide more than just protection for young birds.
The Black-capped Chickadee Can Swap Old Brain Cells for New Ones

The Black-capped Chickadee Can Swap Old Brain Cells for New Ones

— Could this explain the bird's remarkable memory?
The Great Gray Owl Probably Has Bigger Eyes Than You

The Great Gray Owl Probably Has Bigger Eyes Than You

— But having such huge peepers comes with pros and cons.
The Ring-necked Pheasant Has Seen Serious Habitat Loss

The Ring-necked Pheasant Has Seen Serious Habitat Loss

— The introduced birds thrived in North America until relatively recently, but there's hope for a comeback.
Listen to Every Pitch Change in a Pacific Wren Call

Listen to Every Pitch Change in a Pacific Wren Call

— A blur of sound becomes a remarkably complex song when slowed down.
You've Likely Hosted More Nesting Robins Than You Think

You've Likely Hosted More Nesting Robins Than You Think

— Due to a high mortality rate, these yard regulars often take on new partners.