Asia

There's an Ancient Bond Between Mongolia's Hunters and Golden Eagles

There's an Ancient Bond Between Mongolia's Hunters and Golden Eagles

— Since the time of Kublai Kahn, the Kazakh people have allied with raptors to find sustenance in a barren, mountainous land.
A Stunning Look at the First 3-D Prehistoric Bird Wings Ever Found by Scientists

A Stunning Look at the First 3-D Prehistoric Bird Wings Ever Found by Scientists

— The fossils were discovered in Myanmar amber—a form of mummification that's typical for insects.
Meet the Bird With a Full-Time Bodyguard

Meet the Bird With a Full-Time Bodyguard

— This young crane got a little lost—and found hundreds of fans instead.
Birding on the Rise in Beijing

Birding on the Rise in Beijing

— Even the city’s notorious pollution hasn’t stopped this growing trend.
Do Birds Have an Inherent Right to Fly?

Do Birds Have an Inherent Right to Fly?

— The Indian Supreme Court is looking at the question in a more liberal—and literal—light.
'Snake Bird' and 'Mountain Echo': What Traditional Names Teach Us About Birds

'Snake Bird' and 'Mountain Echo': What Traditional Names Teach Us About Birds

— In the Indian state of Kerala, citizen birdwatchers are building their first atlas, which includes both English and Malayalam names.
These 5 Countries Are the Biggest Plastic Polluters

These 5 Countries Are the Biggest Plastic Polluters

— Ocean plastic harms seabirds and other wildlife, and a recent report zeroes in on the top culprits.
Day 308: Leaving the Mainland

Day 308: Leaving the Mainland

— Noah fends off bloodsuckers while searching for Sri Lanka's endemics.
Day 307: The Best Little Shorebird in Town

Day 307: The Best Little Shorebird in Town

— Noah's gang picks out a special rarity—among a flock of thousands of other birds.
How Plastic Birds Are Bringing Crested Terns Back From the Brink

How Plastic Birds Are Bringing Crested Terns Back From the Brink

— One man, 300 decoys, and a pair of speakers on a barren island in the East China Sea may just save this critically endangered bird.