Science

Mystery Solved: Invasive Berries to Blame for Turning Flickers’ Feathers Pink

October 13, 2016 — An old theory distracted researchers from the real cause for decades, but a new study points to a non-native species of honeysuckle as the culprit.

Half of North American Birds Are at Risk

September 10, 2015 — Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report shows that climate change threatens about half of North American birds.

Rigged Decks

April 20, 2015 — Is the Gulf of Mexico a haven or a minefield for birds?

Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?

April 06, 2015 — New research is questioning one of the most accepted theories about bird feathers and sexual selection.

Why Do Birds Masturbate?

March 20, 2015 — Tom Price aims to answer an unorthodox, and little-studied, question about avian behavior.

Feathered Friends for Life—or Not

February 18, 2015 — Birds make new pals when circumstances force it, but don't expect them to buddy up for the long haul.