Science

How Makeshift Stereos Could Help an Endangered Warbler Find a New Home

How Makeshift Stereos Could Help an Endangered Warbler Find a New Home

— A unique experiment aims to lure Kirtland's Warblers to habitat hundreds of miles away from their typical haunts. It's working better than expected.
How Birds Survived the Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs

How Birds Survived the Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs

— Today’s great diversity of tree-dwelling birds can be traced back to small ground birds that survived global forest destruction.
Could Alaska's Songbirds Defend Themselves If Cuckoos Invade?

Could Alaska's Songbirds Defend Themselves If Cuckoos Invade?

— Using 3D-printed "cuckoo" eggs, researchers found that native birds will be in big trouble if the foreign nest parasites ever colonize.
More Birds Rely on Special Molting Locations Than We Realized

More Birds Rely on Special Molting Locations Than We Realized

— New research shows that many North American songbirds log extra miles to refresh their feathers before migrating.
The Canadian Rockies Are Overflowing With Hybrid Birds

The Canadian Rockies Are Overflowing With Hybrid Birds

— A history of glaciers and warm spells has turned the region into a special place where species and subspecies mate.
The Unprecedented Case of Co-Parenting Mama Owls

The Unprecedented Case of Co-Parenting Mama Owls

— Such behavior had been unheard of in Great Horned Owls—until a live cam captured this atypical family.
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.
Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks

Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks

— Each spring, thousands of the ravenous raptors descend on California's Anza-Borrego desert to gorge themselves on a buffet of moth larvae.
Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?

Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?

— Here are the three groups you should pay especially close attention to.
New Bird-of-Paradise Slides Around Sporting a Bright-Blue Frown

New Bird-of-Paradise Slides Around Sporting a Bright-Blue Frown

— Turns out the smiley Superb Bird-of-Paradise has a sister species, and its moves are quite different. Judge the video evidence for yourself.