Birds

Cuddle up With These Ridiculously Cute Baby Bird Photos

December 19, 2023 — Our favorite chick pics from the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards feature familiar and secretive species at peak charm.

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?

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?
Poop samples are collected using a popsicle stick while a fluffy Common Tern chick sits on a scale.

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.

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.
An aerial view of the Seal River Watershed.

An Indigenous Alliance Rallies to Conserve the Summer Home of Millions of Birds

November 30, 2021 — The Sayisi Dene and their Cree, Dene, and Inuit neighbors are surveying the remote avian habitats of the Seal River Watershed to help support their case for permanent protection.