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Can You Recognize the Call of a Great Horned Owl?

Can You Recognize the Call of a Great Horned Owl?

— It's as distinctive as those big ear tufts.
These Adaptations Make the Osprey a Fantastic Fisher

These Adaptations Make the Osprey a Fantastic Fisher

— After tens of millions of years, the bird has changed little since it diverged from eagles and hawks.
The California Condor's Best Shot at Survival

The California Condor's Best Shot at Survival

— Swapping to non-lead bullets could help save this bird.
Listen to One of Nature's "Most Memorable Anthems"

Listen to One of Nature's "Most Memorable Anthems"

— In the last days of winter, Sandhill Cranes dance along the riverbanks of the central United States.
Why Do Birds Rest on One Leg?

Why Do Birds Rest on One Leg?

— Their feet get cold, too!
How Brown Pelicans Dive After Fish Without Breaking Their Necks

How Brown Pelicans Dive After Fish Without Breaking Their Necks

— The hefty coastal birds engulf fish as they plunge into the water from 60 feet up—all while avoiding injury.
Pied-billed Grebes Sink Like Submarines

Pied-billed Grebes Sink Like Submarines

— The widespread divers are masters of their own buoyancy.
Bald Eagles Spring-Clean, Too

Bald Eagles Spring-Clean, Too

— Before each new brood, some nest upkeep is necessary.
Sharing the Bay Area's Rich Tapestry of Birdlife — with Cindy Margulis

Sharing the Bay Area's Rich Tapestry of Birdlife — with Cindy Margulis

— "You can talk to anybody about a bird; it’s a way of bringing people together."
In Mexico, Grassland Birds and Ranching Can Coexist — with Mauricio de la Maza

In Mexico, Grassland Birds and Ranching Can Coexist — with Mauricio de la Maza

— "That’s how everything kind of melds together: birds, habitat, water, the people, and economics."