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Get to Know the Anhinga, or ‘Snakebird’

Get to Know the Anhinga, or ‘Snakebird’

— When unwary fish swim by, these slender waterbirds strike, impaling prey before swallowing it headfirst.
Musicians of All Styles Draw Inspiration From Birds

Musicians of All Styles Draw Inspiration From Birds

— Listen to samba, instrumental, and jazz pieces modeled after penguins, meadowlarks, and more.
Hear the Sound of Peacock Love Made by Trembling Feathers

Hear the Sound of Peacock Love Made by Trembling Feathers

— Male peacocks quiver their tails to produce a drumroll-like rustle—and also a vibration meant only for female peahens.
Listen to the Elaborate Song of the Brewer's Sparrow

Listen to the Elaborate Song of the Brewer's Sparrow

— A resident of the sagebrush steppe, this little bird has one mighty complicated call.
How the Peregrine Falcon Comeback Has Forced Dunlins to Adapt

How the Peregrine Falcon Comeback Has Forced Dunlins to Adapt

— Since the DDT ban, the raptor's populations have boomed—spurring their shorebird prey to adjust in several ways.
How Well Do You Know Your Birder Lingo?

How Well Do You Know Your Birder Lingo?

— Quiz yourself with some of these common nicknames and phrases.
Listen to a Young Bewick's Wren Trying to Find Its Voice

Listen to a Young Bewick's Wren Trying to Find Its Voice

— Male wrens grow up mimicking their fathers' songs—until it's time to claim their own territories.
Give Nesting Birds a Calcium Boost By Saving Your Leftover Eggshells

Give Nesting Birds a Calcium Boost By Saving Your Leftover Eggshells

— Your breakfast discards can serve as vital nutrition for females as they make their own eggs.
Get to Know the Rambunctious Bushtit

Get to Know the Rambunctious Bushtit

— One of our tiniest songbirds, Bushtits can be found foraging in flocks throughout the west.
Listen to the Limpkin's Banshee Wail

Listen to the Limpkin's Banshee Wail

— This Florida wader has a call that sounds more raptor than waterbird.