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These Knit Birds Are Helping to Move the Needle on Conservation

These Knit Birds Are Helping to Move the Needle on Conservation

— Nicky Fijalkowska's quirky odes to wildlife now inspire others to protect it.
How Birding Ended This Indie Musician's Creative Block

How Birding Ended This Indie Musician's Creative Block

— Birds sparked Stephan Nance's recovery from trauma. Now their sets have so many avian shout-outs, fans get a checklist to catch them all.
Reimagining the Wood Duck

Reimagining the Wood Duck

— Returning to her roots, illustrator Melinda Beck gives new life to the waterfowl’s stunning plumage.
Birds of a Feather Kickflip Together in a New Crowdfunded Video Game

Birds of a Feather Kickflip Together in a New Crowdfunded Video Game

— A breakout hit, ‘SkateBIRD’ is a pet project for one seasoned developer and avian fan.
This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

— A mysterious bird drives the action in Adrienne Kisner's new novel about standing up for what you hold dear.
The Netflix Show ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Is a Major Hit, Thanks to Its Bird-Inspired Creator

The Netflix Show ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Is a Major Hit, Thanks to Its Bird-Inspired Creator

— Behind its trippy style and talking animals, there’s a surreal familiarity to Lisa Hanawalt’s universe. We asked the artist and writer about its origins.
Did Neanderthals Catch and Kill Golden Eagles for Their Feathers and Talons?

Did Neanderthals Catch and Kill Golden Eagles for Their Feathers and Talons?

— New evidence suggests that the ancient hominids held raptors in high esteem—and might have even passed that practice to us.
A New Book Encourages Birding for Mental Well-Being

A New Book Encourages Birding for Mental Well-Being

— Blogger and teacher Joe Harkness reflects on what prompted him to write “Bird Therapy.”
How ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Packed With Birds (and Not Just Ravens)

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Packed With Birds (and Not Just Ravens)

— Come to meet the man who puts Prothonotary Warbler calls in Kings Landing. Stay for a bonus field guide to the birdlife of Westeros.
When Women Run the Bird World

When Women Run the Bird World

— For decades female birders have been the silent majority. Now they’re starting their own movements to transform a privileged culture.
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