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What It's Like to Hold a Baby Penguin

What It's Like to Hold a Baby Penguin

— Discover the adorable details in this excerpt from “Penguins in the Desert.”
Win a Copy of the Murder Mystery, "A Shimmer of Hummingbirds"

Win a Copy of the Murder Mystery, "A Shimmer of Hummingbirds"

— In the newly released book, detective Domenic Jejeune goes on an exotic birding trip to hunt down his brother's killer.
Why I Use Comics to Share My Love of Birds and Science

Why I Use Comics to Share My Love of Birds and Science

— Rosemary Mosco, creator of the comic “Bird and Moon,” on how humor, animals, and cartoons are a natural fit.
On the Hunt for Hundreds of Rare Birds Stolen From a Museum

On the Hunt for Hundreds of Rare Birds Stolen From a Museum

— Writer Kirk Johnson accidentally becomes part of the search for the pilfered specimens in this excerpt from the “The Feather Thief."
Inside Reality Star Spencer Pratt’s Hummingbird Empire

Inside Reality Star Spencer Pratt’s Hummingbird Empire

— Almost a decade after “The Hills,” the Los Angeles native has found a new fan base in the hundreds of hummers that visit his decked-out home.
Sirens of Greek Myth Were Bird-Women, Not Mermaids

Sirens of Greek Myth Were Bird-Women, Not Mermaids

— A new translation of Homer’s Odyssey corrects the record: The Sirens' seductive power lies with their otherworldly, avian knowledge.
Reimagining John James Audubon’s Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

— Artist Keith Negley adds imaginative flourishes to an exquisite pair of birds.
Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

— So you can get your birding fill, even when you can't get outside.
After 96 Years, Betty Reid Soskin Is Still As Fierce As Ever

After 96 Years, Betty Reid Soskin Is Still As Fierce As Ever

— In her new memoir, 'Sign My Name to Freedom,' the activist, pioneer, and National Park Service ranger reflects on the many lives she’s lived.
John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance

John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance

— The Rex parade, New Orleans’ oldest Mardi Gras parade, featured the naturalist in a celebration of the city’s history.