Ornitho-logic

Canada Geese. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lostinfog/">Lostinfog/Flickr Creative Commons</a>

GooseBuster to the Rescue: How to Get Rid of Canada Geese

— These birds can be a nuisance. But there’s a humane way to keep them at bay—thanks to one determined ornithologist.
Science doesn't impress this baby Green Heron. Karen A. Westphal/Coastal Scientist for Audubon Louisiana

Ornithologists Own up to Their #fieldworkfails

— These scientists’ stories prove nature is unpredictable—and often hilarious.

Saving Baby Seabirds From Crash Landings

— Countless young seabirds plummet to earth each year after becoming disoriented by artificial light. For a lucky few, rescuers are there to greet them.

Keeping Peregrines Safe From Their Fan Club

— Maine’s Acadia National Park hosts beautiful birds, and a ton of tourists. Here's how the two get along.
Moisés Siles, fellow bander, holding a Golden-winged Warbler recaptured in Nicaragua. Amber Roth

What's So Great About Seeing the Same Bird Twice?

— Scientists get extremely excited when they catch a banded bird thousands of miles from where it was first tagged.
A rescued baby owl awaits its trip back up to the nest. Jenn Jackson

The Men Who Save Baby Owls

— When a nestling tumbles to earth, these guys are there to help.

Winter Woes

— After one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory, rehabbers and birds alike are happy it's finally spring.
More than 250,000 seabirds, including Northern Gannets and Black-legged Kittiwakes, nest on the Bempton Cliffs in the UK. John Giles/PA/AP

How To Count a Thousand Birds (Or More)

— Bring your binoculars—and a strong stomach.

How to Tag a Raptor

— Banding a songbird is one thing—birds of prey are quite another.
If you find an inert bird that's still alive, take it to a wildlife rehab center. There, medical professionals can apply CPR, if necessary. Charles Gullung/Corbis

Can You Do CPR on a Bird?

— It’s not your typical case of mouth-to-mouth, or mouth-to-beak even.