Birds

September 23, 2020

Watch This Adorable Sleepy Duckling Nod off With a Flower on Her Head

The year 2020 has seen its fair share of terrible events. From wildfires and floods to a global pandemic and political unrest, each news headline seems more bleak than the last. However, we’re here to cheer you up with some cute content that shows there’s still some goodness in the world. That goodness comes in the form of an adorable baby duck.

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August 28, 2020

Bird Fatalities Are Down 70% Thanks To a Bit of Black Paint on Wind Turbine Blades

Alternative energies are an important way to help preserve the state of our planet. But, they are not always without problems. For instance, wind energy can have a big impact on birds and bats, who often fly into wind turbines. Now, researchers have discovered a simple solution that will allow us to benefit from wind energy without harming wildlife. The U.S.

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July 9, 2020

Winners of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards Highlight the Beauty of Birds

Each year the National Audubon Society asks photographers from across the United States and seven Canadian provinces to submit their best bird imagery. With over 6,000 submissions, the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards was hotly contested. In the end, American photographer Joanna Lentini came out on top for her magical photograph of a double-crested cormorant diving into the waters off Mexico.

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May 20, 2020

New Guinea Has Rare and Beautifully Haunting Creatures Called ‘Dracula Parrots’

There are some beautiful birds in the world but perhaps none with a name quite as frightening as one species found in New Guinea—the Dracula parrot. This is the nickname for the Pesquet's parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus), which is endemic to the island's hill and montane rainforest. With rich black feathers and a scarlet red underbelly, it has all the coloration of Count Dracula's cape, but looks can be deceiving.

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