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Lockdown made cities friendlier for some birds
Sightings of bald eagles and many other species increased as noise and traffic dropped.
This 120-million-year-old bird may have been one of the first to shake its tail feathers
The magpie-sized Yuanchuavis probably wasn’t a strong flyer, but it did dress to impress.
Cyclones can be fatal for seabirds, but not in the way you think
An analysis of puffins and other birds could explain mysterious mass die-offs.
Give your brain a break with these swirling bird and fish patterns
Creatures of the sky and sea can conspire to form mesmerizing displays of synchronicity.
These female hummingbirds don flashy male feathers to avoid unwanted harassment
Better meals and less harassment are perks for females who take on more flashy, masculine coloring.
Polygamy is just one reason why acorn woodpeckers are master survivalists
They cache food—and chicks, in a way—over their lifetimes.
Transform your yard into an owl kingdom
Whooo doesn't love owls?
Birders behold: Cornell’s Merlin app is now a one-stop shop for bird identification
The app’s new 'Shazam for birds' feature was made possible through citizen science. Here's how it all works—and why you should download it.
Australian cockatoos are teaching each other to open trash cans
Sulfur-crested cockatoos living in the Sydney suburbs are going through a kind of cultural renaissance.
4 unexpected facts about the Northern cardinal, a bird you should know better
It sounds like a lightsaber and comes in rare colors. Top that.