Featured in migration
This annual starling murmuration is so dense it’s called ‘The Black Sun’
How do starlings manage to fly in such mesmerizing synchronized displays?
Monarch butterflies are beloved—and declining for this sad reason
Scientists trawled thousands of volunteer surveys over 25 years to understand what imperils the insects.
A peregrine falcon’s power to migrate may lie in its DNA
Genetics seem to help the world’s most wide-ranging bird of prey fly thousands of miles each year.
How to help an injured bird
You don’t need specialized skills to get a hurt or stunned bird to safety.
We can protect whales from ship strikes by translating their songs
Using song patterns to predict whale migrations could help us protect them from ship strikes.
Migrating monarchs are in trouble. Here’s how we can all help them.
A new conservation plan weighs the burden and interests of landowners, biologists, and butterfly enthusiasts alike.
White-throated sparrows are ditching their classic song for a new tune
The birds are abandoning their old song with unprecedented speed.
Migratory birds in the Eastern US are struggling to adapt to climate change
Residential and migratory birds are changing their geographic ranges in different ways.
Animals have mysterious ways of finding their way back home
Fish, insects, and birds navigate treacherous routes with superpower senses humans can only dream of.
Gender and class inequalities haven’t really changed for 4,000 years
DNA from tooth enamel helped scientists trace where humans grew up and how they spent the rest of their lives.