Latin: Sterna paradisaea
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Using tiny tracking devices, researcher Chris Tonra and the Prothonotary Warbler Working Group are informing key conservation efforts.
Feral parrots in North America’s hottest city have found a creative way to stay cool in extreme heat, expected to get worse with climate change.
Aboard a mission to explore the alien life of the deep ocean, a chance encounter with a migratory bird offered a point of connection—one that has felt poignant this past year.
Photographer Andrew Garn reveals, in stunning detail, the diverse flora that many city dwellers may overlook but birds can't do without.
The Laysan Albatross is the oldest known wild bird on the planet, an international icon, and still hatching eggs. This year she had her 39th chick.
Most migratory birds make their epic annual journeys under cover of darkness. Modern technologies are helping scientists understand the perils these nocturnal voyagers face to better protect them.
At 28, the gull is a year older than the previous title holder, further expanding our knowledge of the species' longevity.