Birds

Audubon Magazine

Stalking the Wild Ur-Chicken

A small town in Georgia may hold the genetic key to the future of poultry.
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Audubon Magazine

Poultry Perfection

Explore the beautiful and bizarre world of pageant chickens through Tamara Staples’ stunning photos.
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Hummingbirds or Hummingbugs?

Hummingbirds fly more like insects than like birds, a new study reveals.
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New Flycatcher Species Discovered in Indonesia

After 15 years, a mystery bird has finally been identified—as a new species.
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A Dipper Dives

A new video catches North America's only swimming songbird in the act.
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Wishbones and Dinosaurs

The wishbone dates back more than 150 million years.
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Don’t Drink and Fly

Canadian birds that hit the fermented berries too hard may be put in a drunk tank til they sober up.
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Falcons Fighting Berry Crime

Falcons and farmers form alliances to save (literally) tons of food.
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Join Cornell Scientists with Project FeederWatch

Cornell's Lab of Ornithology needs your help tracking bird movements.
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Audubon Magazine

Europe's 421 Million Lost Birds

The vast majority of Europe's bird losses over the past 30 years were of common species, according to a recent study.
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Enter the World of the Oystercatcher

Despite their name, Oystercatchers aren't all about oysters.
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Blackbirds Eating in the Dead of Night

A new study shows urban light pollution is turning Blackbirds into night owls.
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From Fins to Wings

Thomas Medicus' meticulous glass sculpture gives us a fresh view on every turn.
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Real Estate for Purple Martins

Biologists and volunteers are using maps to bring a beloved species back to Wisconsin.
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Birders Flock to the Land of Many Lakes

The head of Michigan Audubon is turning birding into a serious business.
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Tokyo's Got a Parrot Problem

Feral parakeets, let loose after an exotic pet craze, have taken over the world's largest city.
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The Illustrated Aviary: Cedar Waxwing

Ryan Berkley reimagines this avian just in time for the Christmas Bird Count.
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Futurist

Jessica Zelt's database of bird sightings helps us understand how climate change is affecting North American bird populations.
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Pioneer

Fifty years after launching the breeding bird survey, 70 years after starting a career in bird conservation, and nearly 100 years after his birth, Chan Robbins is still watching closely.
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Incubator

Once Sam Droege gets a research project up and running, he dreams up a new one—and builds it.
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Spooky Shearwaters

The Wedge-tailed Shearwater's haunting calls used to scare sailors away from the Pacific islands.
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The Ghost of John James Audubon’s Past

Did Townsend's Bunting return from the dead?
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I Dream of Gigi

In Pelican Dreams, documentary filmmaker Judy Irving explores the modern lives of ancient seabirds.  
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Audubon Magazine

Black-crowned Night-herons Spell Caution

These night hunters are the most widespread herons on Earth.
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Chorus Line in the Sky

Learn how Dunlins avoid in-flight collisions.
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Excerpt: Welcome to Subirdia

Writer John Marzluff explains how golf courses can be bird-friendly, as well as birdie-friendly. 
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The Pacific Wren's Song, Slowed Down

Wrens can tell a long story with a very short song. 
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Robin vs. Feral Pigeon: Voting for Britain’s National Bird

Britain doesn’t have a national bird. Now, one avid birder is looking to change that. 
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Do Peacocks Pay a Price for Beauty?

A recent study suggests that the peacock’s extravagant train doesn’t fetter its flight.
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Traffic On the Atlantic Flyway

A record-breaking number of Ospreys have been sighted in the Florida Keys this season. Here's why.
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