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The American Robin Hasn't Always Gotten the Worm

The American Robin Hasn't Always Gotten the Worm

— Long ago, glaciers wiped out earthworms across the northern U.S.—until new ones arrived with European travelers.
Ospreys, Like Skateboarders, Favor One Foot Over the Other

Ospreys, Like Skateboarders, Favor One Foot Over the Other

— The way these fish-eating raptors carry their prey suggests their brains have evolved to divvy up complex tasks.
Immerse Yourself In These Peaceful, Nature-Rich Sound Recordings

Immerse Yourself In These Peaceful, Nature-Rich Sound Recordings

— Created by an acoustic ecologist, the place-based soundscapes transport listeners across the globe.
Webbed Feet Are an Evolutionary Hit

Webbed Feet Are an Evolutionary Hit

— From geese and gulls to penguins and puffins, these birds have perfectly adapted to life on the water.
When Does a Crossbill's Beak Get Twisted?

When Does a Crossbill's Beak Get Twisted?

— Many birds with unusual beaks aren't born with them.
Listen: Greater Rhea Nests Are Filled With Dozens of Whistling Eggs

Listen: Greater Rhea Nests Are Filled With Dozens of Whistling Eggs

— Males of this huge South American species mate with several partners, resulting in exceptionally large—and musical—clutches.
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.