There's still a lot scientists don't know about odor in the avian world, but this much is clear: Some species really smell.
Also this month: Why are swirling flocks of starlings called murmurations? And how are nuthatches so good at tree climbing?
The endangered birds have lost a significant amount of habitat, leaving conservationists concerned about their long-term prospects.
When temperatures plummet, some northern birds create burrows to take advantage of snow's natural insulation.
The state's newest bird atlas shows species shifting northward over the past 20 years—a pattern that is being seen nationwide, experts say.
A six-week 2013 expedition to remote islands in the Indonesian archipelago turned up a treasure trove of unidentified songbirds.
The Migratory Bird Protection Act would buttress the Migratory Bird Treaty Act while accelerating action to save birds from industrial deaths.
When many other birds head south for warmer weather, these raptors pair up and hunker down.
The voracious crawlers are now chewing through leaf litter in Minnesota and Chicago and disrupting understory where some birds nest.
A lot, it turns out, on the quintessential Christmas Bird Count.
Our biggest national forest is home to species found nowhere else, but proposed logging threatens the habitat they need to survive, writes Natalie Dawson, a biologist and executive director of Audubon Alaska.
Good for more than just attracting a mate, the clownish feature appears to keep the subpar fliers from overheating.
The Chinese Crested Tern was written off as extinct decades ago. Since its rediscovery in 2000, scientists have been working to ensure that Asia’s rarest seabird keeps a firm foothold in reality.
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