Ask Kenn!

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do Birds Abandon Nests for No Apparent Reason?

— Also this month: How did Hawaii get its owls? And who is the best ear birder Kenn's ever met?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Which Birds Are Most Like Their Dinosaur Ancestors?

— Also this month: Why do birds sing more in the early morning? And why does North America have so many birds with crests?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Is the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Extinct?

— Also this month: Do male Baltimore Oriole have their own distinct songs? And who would play you in a movie version of "Kingbird Highway"?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Do Birds Get Bored?

— Also this month: How did the Harris's Sparrow get its name? And what's the difference between a beak and a bill?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are Lovebirds Really More Affectionate Than Other Birds?

— Also this month: How many bird species are technically in the U.S.? And what the heck is the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do Some People Call Bald Eagles ‘Trash Birds’?

— Also this month: Why are swirling flocks of starlings called murmurations? And how are nuthatches so good at tree climbing?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Falcons, Hawks, Owls, Vultures—What Exactly Is a Raptor?

— Also this month: Why do certain species sleep in communal roosts, and how many ducks actually say 'quack'?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are American Robins Really Robins?

— Also this month: What is the one U.S. birding destination every birder should visit? And why can't I count the Great White Heron as a lifer?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Will My Feeder Keep Birds From Migrating?

— Also this month: What happens when a bird gets lost? And what was the most recent newly discovered bird in the U.S.?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do So Many White Birds Have Black Wingtips?

— Also this month: Are kingfishers more photo-friendly this time of year? And what bird would Kenn ride if he could?