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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.
These Sandpipers Collect Food by Creating Whirlpools

These Sandpipers Collect Food by Creating Whirlpools

— The Red-necked Phalarope twirls itself on the water’s surface to draw in tiny crustaceans and other critters.
When It Comes to the Family Granary, an Acorn Woodpecker's Work Is Never Done

When It Comes to the Family Granary, an Acorn Woodpecker's Work Is Never Done

— After filling thousands of holes with food in the fall, the white-eyed hoarders spend winter reorganizing their stockpile.
The Clever Way Green Herons Lure Prey

The Clever Way Green Herons Lure Prey

— Watch carefully the next time you spot this secretive wader hunting.
Woodpeckers Lap Up Ants With Their Long Sticky Tongues

Woodpeckers Lap Up Ants With Their Long Sticky Tongues

— Both the Pileated Woodpecker and Northern Flicker can eat hundreds of the insects at a time.
Around the World, the Soothing Sounds of Birdsong Are Used as Therapy

Around the World, the Soothing Sounds of Birdsong Are Used as Therapy

— The natural tunes decrease stress while possibly invigorating the mind.