Birds

Baltimore Oriole. Sarah Devlin/Audubon Photography Awards

10 Fun Facts About the Baltimore Oriole

— From their brief taxonomic hiatus to their intense sugar cravings, there’s a lot to know about these brilliant birds
Kristen Olson watches a Bald Eagle in Portland, Oregon. Courtesy of Kristen Olson

An Annual Birding Competition Adapts to the Pandemic By Going Global

— Every spring, birders at the American Museum of Natural History vie to see the most birds in Central Park. This year, competing from their quarantine spots around the world brought unexpected benefits.

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Is a Time for Reflection and Action

— Even in the face of enormous challenges, we can do great things to secure a better future for birds and people.

Chuck-will's-widows Sometimes Swallow Songbirds Whole, Apparently?

— A handful of scientific records make this one of the few things researchers know about these mysterious, big-mouthed nightjars.

Discover the Joy of Birds

— They can bring us happiness in so many ways.

The Wild Blue Turkey That Blew My Mind

— Appreciating the avian diversity that’s there to astound us—if only we look.
Along the Conequenesson River near Prospect, Pa. Annette Devinney

The Bald Eagle Nest Cam That Hatched a Global Community

— A pair of the raptors nesting in Pennsylvania have transformed hundreds of strangers into a tightknit group.
Black-necked Cranes. Ambika Singh

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.

9 Fun Facts About Turkeys

— From Ben Franklin to visual prowess, here are nine reasons to talk turkey.

Bird vs. Building: Portraits of Flight Gone Wrong

— Minneapolis artist Miranda Brandon gives victims of bird strikes new life.