Science

Birds Inherited Colorful Eggs From Dinosaurs

Birds Inherited Colorful Eggs From Dinosaurs

— New research has found yet another link between modern avians and their ancestors.
Mountain Birds Need to Move Even Higher to Survive

Mountain Birds Need to Move Even Higher to Survive

— In Honduras, species are migrating upslope to escape deforestation and climate change, illustrating a global trend. But space isn't infinite.
This Fossil Is Probably the First to Preserve Ancient Bird Lungs

This Fossil Is Probably the First to Preserve Ancient Bird Lungs

— If so, the similarity of the 120-million-year-old organs to those in modern birds sheds new light on avian evolution.
Climate Change Is Hitting National Parks Harder Than Anywhere Else in the Country

Climate Change Is Hitting National Parks Harder Than Anywhere Else in the Country

— And yet, despite warming twice as fast, our parks still remain the best protection for wildlife adjusting to changing environments.
High Up in the Borneo Canopy, a Likely New Bird Species Lurks

High Up in the Borneo Canopy, a Likely New Bird Species Lurks

— The Spectacled Flowerpecker has been eluding experts for nearly a decade. Now, scientists have a bold new plan to reveal its true identity.
Drinker of Bird Tears, Moth of Your Nightmares

Drinker of Bird Tears, Moth of Your Nightmares

— In the Amazon, a scientist caught an unusual and intimate interaction on film: a moth drinking from an antbird's eyeball.
From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

— A network of experts in Oregon seeks to uncover the secrets of a threatened, enigmatic seabird.
Scientists Make Plea to Protect a Rare Hummingbird They Just Discovered

Scientists Make Plea to Protect a Rare Hummingbird They Just Discovered

— By their estimate, fewer than 750 Blue-throated Hillstars remain in the fragile Ecuadorian Andes.
The Real Reason Behind This Year’s Bizarre Spoonbill Sightings

The Real Reason Behind This Year’s Bizarre Spoonbill Sightings

— The exotic pink birds appearing up north are part of a larger wading bird wave, driven by this summer's breeding boom on the Gulf Coast.
It's Hard to Know When a Species Is Extinct. A Mathematical Model Could Help.

It's Hard to Know When a Species Is Extinct. A Mathematical Model Could Help.

— The first results show that eight rare birds are goners. Conservationists hope they can use the science to focus on species with a chance of survival.