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Snow Caves Keep Ptargimans Cozy on Cold Winter Nights

Snow Caves Keep Ptargimans Cozy on Cold Winter Nights

— When temperatures plummet, some northern birds create burrows to take advantage of snow's natural insulation.
Why Great Horned Owls Start Nesting in the Winter

Why Great Horned Owls Start Nesting in the Winter

— When many other birds head south for warmer weather, these raptors pair up and hunker down.
Listen to Audubon's President on Why Bird Conservation Matters

Listen to Audubon's President on Why Bird Conservation Matters

— David Yarnold shares some of his favorite birding moments and how they moved him.
How Black Feathers Keep Ravens Cool

How Black Feathers Keep Ravens Cool

— Surprisingly, lighter plumage isn't necessarily better in hotter climates.
The Long, Surprising Journey of the Domestic Wild Turkey

The Long, Surprising Journey of the Domestic Wild Turkey

— Hailing from Mexico, these birds traveled abroad before eventually landing back on North American shores.
These Birds Need Their Personal Space

These Birds Need Their Personal Space

— Bald Eagles, Gyrfalcons, and other birds of prey keep to themselves, with some pairs maintaining a nesting territory roughly the size of Chicago.
Anna’s Hummingbirds Are Expanding Their Range With Human Help

Anna’s Hummingbirds Are Expanding Their Range With Human Help

— Once restricted to southern California and the Baja Peninsula, the species' success is tied to an increase in flowery landscaping and nectar feeders.
How Well Do You Know the Blue Jay?

How Well Do You Know the Blue Jay?

— There's a lot more to these birds than being feeder bullies.
This Parrot Is Smaller Than a Hummingbird

This Parrot Is Smaller Than a Hummingbird

— With more than 350 species, the world's parrots really do come in all shapes and sizes.
Meet the Bird With Built-In Snowshoes

Meet the Bird With Built-In Snowshoes

— Feathery feet help ptarmigans travel on top of the snow during winter.