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Why Do Birds Sing the Same Song Over and Over?

The twittering of birds can fill any spring or summer day with music: All you have to do is open your window to hear crows "caw," killdears call …

As Colombia Grows Safer, Tourists — Especially Bird Lovers — Flock Back

In the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of Colombia, Marcia Wiley, a glass artist from Seattle, is introducing her 12-year-old son, North, to bird-watching.<p>"OK, just look for something red," she says.<p>"That's hard to do," North says.<p>But not for long. "There's a quetzal on that branch," Wiley …

Nature

When Is a Blue Bird Not Blue?

When is a blue bird not blue? The answer to this question is <i>always</i>. There actually is no such thing as a blue bird. To find out why, Smithsonian …

Birds

Why naturalists are happier people

Welcome to my office,” says Arpita Dutta. As lines go, this one is not particularly original. Except that we are sitting in an open-topped Jeep at …

Birds

Rare white magpie spotted in Edmonton

The smoky-coloured creatures stand out among their black-billed brethren<p>Bird watchers are all aflutter after a rare "albino" magpie was spotted in …

15 Amazing Facts About 15 Birds

From brilliantly colored hummingbirds to farting thrushes, birds are among the most beautiful and bizarre creatures on Earth. With over 9000 species, …

Birds

This little guy had bird watchers freaking out in Central Park

An elusive, rare bird spotted in Central Park on Thursday morning already has a flock of followers.<p>The “skulky” Swainson’s warbler touched down in …

The Myth Surrounding Baby Songbirds

Here in Ontario, songbird eggs will start to hatch soon. For us, that means calls from people who have found a baby bird who has fallen from the nest.<p>Baby songbirds are very delicate and require the constant care of a parent. Most songbird parents lack the appropriate body parts to be able to pick …

Birds

Winners of the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards Celebrate Diverse Birds of North America

Birds are fascinating creatures, just bizarre and beautiful enough to remind us that they are related to the ancient dinosaurs that used to roam the earth. The recently released winners of the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards celebrate the bizarre and majestic nature of these unusual creatures. From …

The 314 Birds Flocking to Harlem

The Audubon Mural Project pairs environmentalists with street artists, creating colorful tributes to birds threatened by climate change.<p>It wasn’t that Avi Gitler had any special love for birds. Sure, the gallerist had appreciated a few feathered dudes in his time, spying on them during hikes and …

Backyard Landscaping Plans for Birds & Butterflies | Home Guides | SF Gate

A backyard visited by colorful birds and fragile butterflies isn't difficult to create, and even a small habitat provides a safe haven and helps to replace natural habitats that are rapidly disappearing. Attracting birds and butterflies to the backyard requires wise plant choices as well as ample …

People Pets

Long have I warned of this day, and woe betide to any human who failed to heed my wailings and gnashings of teeth.<p>Korean researchers on Antarctica’s King George Island have proved that at least one species of bird is capable of memorizing a human’s features and holding actual grudges against …

Birds

Articles about icons-danish-design-wooden-ducklings-and-birds on Dwell.com - Dwell

A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.<p>The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.<p>The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even …

Avant-garde

We could soon be seeing another massive wave of bird extinction

These are obscure birds with quaint names: Alagoas Foliage-Gleaner, Pernambuco Pygmy-Owl, Cryptic Treehunter. But their disappearance portends a turning point in a global biodiversity crisis.<p>Bird extinctions are nothing new. Human activity has already wiped out over a thousand species. But the vast …

Biodiversity

Design Classic: Eames House Bird

The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.<p>The story of the Eames House Bird is less a story of Charles and Ray Eames and more one of Charles and Edna Perdew. This husband and wife team from Henry, Illinois, …

Furniture

Solar Plants Are Scorching, Killing Birds In Mid-Air

<i>BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff</i><p>Proponents of solar panel energy technology are in for quite the shock: the very technology they claim is ethical and environmentally friendly is responsible for the deaths of up to 28,000 birds per year.<p>The issue was discovered by federal wildlife investigators who …

Photos Explore the Exquisite Details of Bird Feathers Around the World

Robert Clark delves into the exquisite gem-colored world of birds in his recently released book—<i>Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage</i>. A fascinating visual examination of the multitude of colors and functions of the seemingly-simple bird feather, the book pairs beautifully clear shots of bird …

Birdbrain, dodo, loony: why birds aren't as stupid as we think

<i>Helen Brown enjoys The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman</i><p>Birdbrain, featherhead, loony, turkey, dodo: the American science writer Jennifer Ackerman opens her lively book with a flock of words that show how we have come to equate birds with stupidity.<p>Just imagine if birds were to assess our …

Birds

One of a gardener’s greatest joys: The return of birds during nesting season

Early each March, a ruddy brown songbird arrives in my garden and lingers for a few weeks. It’s a hermit thrush, and surely no bird was so misnamed, because there is nothing reclusive or haggard about this creature. He struts across the perennial beds to greet the spring-surfacing worms. His …

Birds

Which came first — the bowerbird or the egg?

One’s a perfect genius and the other’s a perfect mystery, say Jennifer Ackerman and Tim Birkhead, in two enthralling new books on bird behaviour<p>What is it about birds? They are the wild creatures we see most often, their doings and calls a daily reassurance that humans are not isolated in our …

NEIGHBIRDS modular nests serve as natural habitats for city birds

One of the best ways to encourage wildlife populations in urban environments is to make natural habitats more prevalent. The designers at Utoopic has …

Ecology

All Birds Are Winners

For us, every day is a good day to talk about birds.<p>It's no secret that most of us here at Motherboard love birds. There's no particular explanation for it. Despite our diverse backgrounds, we just all ended up like this.<p>For us, every day is a good day to talk about birds. For many other people, …

Birds

How to Save a Baby Bird

Felix, Berthold, and Felix II are the names I gave the three baby birds that I’ve attempted to save at different points in my life. I tried to take …

Parenting

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Birds

Eco-Friendly Upstate NY House Shows How to Protect Birds and Nature

A bird-loving architect designs the home of his dreams<p>Whenever we share homes with lots of glass walls, readers love to say: oh those poor birds. Well, here's an architect who went above and beyond to care for the birds when designing his own home in upstate New York, overlooking the Hudson River. …

The 10 most common garden birds in Britain - how many can you identify?

The RSPB's 37th annual garden bird audit, known as the Big Garden Birdwatch, took place earlier this year, with members of the public identifying more than 8 million birds around the British Isles.<p>More than half a million people now regularly take part Big Garden Birdwatch, allowing the RSPB to …

Birds

City birds are better problem-solvers - Conservation

Birds that live in urban areas are better at figuring out how to access new sources of food compared to rural birds of the same species, says a new …