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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.
An Endangered Bird's Story, Told Through the Art of Dance

An Endangered Bird's Story, Told Through the Art of Dance

— In its U.S. debut, ‘Soaring Wings’ brings the plight of the Crested Ibis to life, without shedding the evocative power of ballet.
How to Live With Bird Poop

How to Live With Bird Poop

— It might be harmful for your car's paint, but truth is, the world needs it.
This Show Used a Robot Chick to Infiltrate a Hornbill Nest

This Show Used a Robot Chick to Infiltrate a Hornbill Nest

— The producer of the PBS series 'Spy in the Wild' shares with Audubon how his team captured the rare and intimate footage.
Reimagining the Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

— Illustrator Stephen Kroninger's interpretation loses a bird but gains a glossy string of pearls.
Step Up Your Holiday Baking Game With These Realistic Bird Cookies

Step Up Your Holiday Baking Game With These Realistic Bird Cookies

— Ecologist Sarah MacLean is whipping up a cookie guide to the birds of North America, and she has some tips for your kitchen.