Birds

10 Fun Facts About the Wild Turkey

— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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?

— Seems simple, doesn’t it? Think again.

Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

— 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

— 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

— 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.

Mysterious illness Affects Birds in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

— Here's what we know so far about the disease and what you can do to help your birds.

Birds May Hold Clues to the 'Bizarre' Life Cycle of Brood X Cicadas

— Billions of cicadas will emerge in the eastern United States this spring, presenting a once-in-a-17-year opportunity for scientists to understand how they shape populations of birds and other species.