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Step Up Your Holiday Baking Game With These Realistic Bird Cookies

Step Up Your Holiday Baking Game With These Realistic Bird Cookies

— Ecologist Sarah MacLean is whipping up a cookie guide to the birds of North America, and she has some tips for your kitchen.
Birdist Rule #74: Watch Some Movies About Birding

Birdist Rule #74: Watch Some Movies About Birding

— Stuck indoors for the holidays? Scrutinize these birding movies instead of real-life field marks.
Just in Time for Thanksgiving: A New Audubon Exhibit With the Gallant Wild Turkey as the Lead

Just in Time for Thanksgiving: A New Audubon Exhibit With the Gallant Wild Turkey as the Lead

— The New-York Historical Society debuts its most ambitious display of 'Birds of America' artifacts yet, slated for 36 years of exhibition.
Add These Birder Murder Mysteries to Your Reading List

Add These Birder Murder Mysteries to Your Reading List

— With titles like 'A Siege of Bitterns' and 'A Cast of Falcons' to his name, novelist Steve Burrows mixes birds and whodunits to great acclaim.
Helen Macdonald on What Falconry Can Teach Us About Our Relationship With Raptors

Helen Macdonald on What Falconry Can Teach Us About Our Relationship With Raptors

— In a new documentary, the author of 'H is for Hawk' befriends a goshawk and explores her lifelong fascination with birds of prey, tame and wild.
Here's How to Become a Bohemian Waxwing for Halloween

Here's How to Become a Bohemian Waxwing for Halloween

— In this video, the founder of “Bird Glamour” gives us a slick, quick makeup tutorial for the berry-loving songbird.
Bird’s Nest Soup Is More Popular Than Ever, Thanks to Swiftlet House Farms

Bird’s Nest Soup Is More Popular Than Ever, Thanks to Swiftlet House Farms

— Across Southeast Asia, people are hosting swiftlets to harvest their valuable nests. But the status of the bird's wild population remains precarious.
The Story Behind the Foul-Mouthed ‘Effin’ Birds’ Twitter Account

The Story Behind the Foul-Mouthed ‘Effin’ Birds’ Twitter Account

— Crude and sarcastic birds are suddenly invading people’s feeds, and the man responsible couldn’t be happier.
Read an Excerpt From Noah Strycker's Book on His Record-Breaking Year of Birds

Read an Excerpt From Noah Strycker's Book on His Record-Breaking Year of Birds

— Strycker recounts all the gritty and glorious details of his 2015 global Big Year in "Birding Without Borders."
This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch

— Haruo Uchiyama sculpts intricate, life-size birds to teach the world about evolution and extinction. His current mission: modeling 40 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.