Birds in the News

Exhausted Birds Become Lunch Meat for Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

Exhausted Birds Become Lunch Meat for Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

— New research shows that these apex predators wait for food to fall out of the sky during migration.
This Sandhill Crane Couple Adopted a Baby Goose

This Sandhill Crane Couple Adopted a Baby Goose

— The elegant birds are raising a gosling as well their own colt this year in a Michigan park.
A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

— The rarity popped up at the Beijing Zoo earlier this month, revealing a booming Chinese birding scene.
A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

— Hundreds of people have visited the first wild Great Black Hawk to venture into the United States, where it's dining on squirrel instead of lizard.
Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

— Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.
Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)

Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)

— Hatched by a 20-year-old college student, the Birds Aren’t Real movement has drawn intrigue and scorn on Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter.
How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

— Sick Red Knots, Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones have been turning up at hospitals in record numbers as toxic algal blooms take their toll.
A Biologist's Bittersweet Return to See the Birds She Helped Save

A Biologist's Bittersweet Return to See the Birds She Helped Save

— Alisa Esposito made it her mission to protect Purple Martins from deadly collisions on a North Carolina bridge. When personal tragedy struck, the birds helped her through the ordeal.
How to Deal With Birding FOMO

How to Deal With Birding FOMO

— It’s been a week since I missed out on the Kirtland’s Warbler that strayed into Manhattan. I’m still not over it.
How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms

How to Help Owls and Other Raptors After Snowstorms

— Birds can often appear distressed during the winter. Not all need to be rescued, but when they do, call a pro.
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