Birders Flock to Great Salt Lake for Annual Birding Festival
June 20, 2024 — How birding festivals bring people together for birds and the habitats on which they depend
A large, drab-colored hummingbird perches on the spike of a cactus.
Scientists Discover World's Largest Hummingbird Hiding in Plain Sight
June 07, 2024 — Groundbreaking research has resulted in a surprising split of the species known as the Giant Hummingbird, and one of the birds just happens to be slightly bigger than the other.
Five piles of assorted bird seed on a white background.
Mixology: Breaking Down 5 Common Birdseed Blends
March 06, 2023 — With all the products available these days, sometimes the jargon and claims can get confusing. Here’s a quick primer.
10 Fun Facts About the Wild Turkey
November 17, 2022 — Super vision? Flowing beards? Spiral poo? Yeah, there's plenty to talk about when it comes to this American icon.
A man with glasses, wearing a blue t-shirt, stands in  a forest.
Best-Selling Author Jeff VanderMeer Finds That Nature Is Stranger Than Fiction
September 21, 2022 — The novelist attained fame with gripping works of eco-fiction. How hard could it be to rewild his own backyard?
Left: A peacock spreads its brightly colored feathers. Right: One peacock walks on the roof of a home with a blue door. Another struts along the brick entryway beside a large plant.
California Has a Peacock Problem
July 08, 2022 — Feral peafowl have turned neighbor against neighbor in Los Angeles, where they claw up gardens, peck at car fenders, and belt out their songs at all hours. Is a more harmonious coexistence possible?
A researcher uses a wooden tool in one hand to collect a fecal sample to put in a plastic tube the other hand is holding. A fuzzy Common Tern chick sits between the two hands.
Bird Poop: The Next Frontier of Avian Conservation
July 07, 2022 — Far from waste, a splotch of feces contains valuable information about a bird’s diet.
Ask Kenn: What is the Most Widespread Bird in the World?
December 22, 2021 — Seems simple, doesn’t it? Think again.
Four birds sit near or in a patch of water. Three birds are out of focus; all three birds are dull red or orange. The one bird in focus, in the  foreground and facing to the right, has a yellow body, light brown  wings, and a small dark-brown eye. It’s dark gray bill is thick and the  upper and lower portions taper to sharp points. These point cross over one another slightly.
Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards
December 20, 2021 — This stunning collection celebrates the beauty and ingenuity of 15 birds that do not often get the spotlight.
On Oneida Wetlands, Bird Surveys Affirm Tribal Conservation Success
December 16, 2021 — A recent collaboration between Wisconsin birders and the Oneida Nation demonstrates how the tribe's decades-long habitat restoration paid off.