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Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

— A new study finds that Vulturine Guineafowl live in multilevel societies, marking the first time such behavior has been described in avians.
Firefighters Rescue Great Horned Owl from Ashes of California Wildfire

Firefighters Rescue Great Horned Owl from Ashes of California Wildfire

— The fierce bird, nicknamed "Ram," is recovering just fine. But the species is at future risk as climate change exacerbates western wildfires.
Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

— After a decade since its first sighing, the bird has finally been formally described as a new species, but much remains unknown about its ecology.
How Chickens Could Inspire New Treatments for Deafness

How Chickens Could Inspire New Treatments for Deafness

— Birds can't lose their hearing. So why do we?
Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are American Robins Really Robins?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are American Robins Really Robins?

— Also this month: What is the one U.S. birding destination every birder should visit? And why can't I count the Great White Heron as a lifer?
Anna’s Hummingbirds Are Expanding Their Range With Human Help

Anna’s Hummingbirds Are Expanding Their Range With Human Help

— Once restricted to southern California and the Baja Peninsula, the species' success is tied to an increase in flowery landscaping and nectar feeders.
If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

— The Trump administration has stopped holding industry accountable for killing birds, so California stepped in—and other states could do the same.
A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

— By bringing the magic and splendor of the refuge to people who are unlikely to ever visit, a traveling immersive installation aims to inspire immediate action against oil development.
10 Fast Facts About Northern Mockingbirds

10 Fast Facts About Northern Mockingbirds

— There's more to this flying copycat than meets the eye . . . or ear.
Meet The Woman Who Lived in a Bald Eagle’s Nest to Save Raptors

Meet The Woman Who Lived in a Bald Eagle’s Nest to Save Raptors

— Doris Mager’s treetop sit-in helped to establish the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, which turns 40 this month and has played a big part in restoring Florida’s eagle population.