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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 …

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 …

Rare white magpie spotted in Edmonton

Bird watchers are all aflutter after a rare "albino" magpie was spotted in Edmonton.<p>CBC Radio listener Dwight Cain sent in the photo below to …

Animal Sanctuary on the Greek Island of Syros Wants to Pay You to Take Care of 55 Cats

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 …

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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 …

Birds

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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, …

Blackbirds

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 …

Nature

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

How to save a baby bird you found out of its nest (VIDEO).

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …