Birds exist everywhere we do, so it’s little wonder that they have been important to human cultures from earliest times. Our Flock Together project aims to explore the varied and rich relationships between birds and people around the world. We're highlighting volunteers at avian rehab clinics, ornithologists dedicated to their research subjects, artists who draw attention to the beauty and plight of birds, regular people who go above and beyond to protect backyard birds, and so much more.
If you know of other great tales of humans and their gloriously unique interactions with the birds they love, we want to hear about them. Send a note (and a photo, if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Life Dedicated to Saving Sea Turtles and Shorebirds
Tony Amos spent 40 years rescuing and studying wildlife on the Texas coast. After his death, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a new generation is stepping up to continue his legacy.
Stretching Their Wings
Lauren McGough became a falconer as a teenager. Now her compassionate training with Miles, a troubled Golden Eagle, has given him a new life.
A Former Soldier Who Found Solace Rehabbing Raptors, Now Helps Other Struggling Veterans
This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City
Raising Northern Bald Ibis Chicks Requires a Lot of Cuddle Time ... and Spit
The Busy Life of Bob the Flamingo
Once badly injured, the recovered bird now teaches residents of Curaçao about the importance of conservation.
Kite vs. Kite
Paper kites are flown competitively over Delhi—where they slice up raptors like Black Kites. These siblings are patching up injured birds and pushing for safer skies.
An Annual Rescue Mission to Free Northern Gannets Tangled in Plastic Trash
Video: Bird-Call Competitors Show Off Their Best Quacks, Honks, and Gobbles
Tennessee's Most Historic Hotel Is Also Home to the Greatest Duck Tradition
The Bird That Understands Humans
On the African savanna, a fascinating and unprecedented partnership between people and wild birds gets started with a simple "brrr-hm."
Saving the Sacred Black-Necked Cranes of Bhutan
The people of this tiny country have made huge strides to protect the vulnerable bird, including holding an annual festival each November.
A Homecoming for the Legendary Swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano?
Catch and Release: The Mission to Save the California Condor
Behind the Scenes at Connecticut’s Biggest Baby Bird Nursery
The Bird That Saved My Family
After tragedy struck, the Blooms struggled to recover. Taking in an injured magpie turned out to be just what the family needed to begin healing.
Mongolia's Noble Eagle Hunters
Since the time of Kublai Kahn, the Kazakh people have allied with raptors to find sustenance in a barren, mountainous land.
How to Raise a Wild Bird: The Tricks and Costumes Behind the Whooping Crane's Return
Dare to Bare Your Bird Tattoo
Peregrines—and a Photographer—Bunk Out at Chicago Man’s Apartment
Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild...As Fugitives
The Cutest Things at 693 Feet
A Mail Carrier's Mission to Protect Bluebirds
How Falconry Turned One Man's Life Right-Side Up
After spending his childhood on the mean streets of D.C., Rodney Stotts found new purpose as a raptor expert and role model for school kids.