Podcast

Spring’s Early Birds Go to Battle for Your Nest Box

Spring’s Early Birds Go to Battle for Your Nest Box

— The competition to find a good home is fierce between Tree Swallows and bluebirds.
How Vultures Can Eat Rotten Meat Without Getting Sick

How Vultures Can Eat Rotten Meat Without Getting Sick

— 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?

How Do Finches Shell Sunflower Seeds so Quickly?

— It's all thanks to a specialized beak.
Birds Have Built-In Goggles

Birds Have Built-In Goggles

— A third eyelid provides the extra protection needed to fly and hunt.
Are Early Birds Really Better Off?

Are Early Birds Really Better Off?

— 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

How Chickadee Flocks Avoid Traffic Jams at Your Feeder

— Turns out there's an orderly process to all of that flitting back and forth.
A Brief History of the Modern Chicken

A Brief History of the Modern Chicken

— From the jungles of India to your breakfast table.
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.