Explaining Bird Flocks

Explaining Bird Flocks

Winging at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, an entire flock of birds can make hairpin turns in an instant. How do they do it? A group of investigators is closer than ever to finding out.

By Peter Friederici/Photography by Richard Barnes
Published: March-April 2009
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Peter Friederici

Frequent Audubon contributor Peter Friederici teaches journalism at Northern Arizona University.

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine