Atlantic Puffins are easily recognizable with their white bellies and jet black “coats,” highlighted by bright red beaks. These adorable birds, known scientifically as Fratercula arctica, frolic over coastal lands from Maine to Eastern Canada, from Iceland to Scotland. Sadly, like many species, their numbers rapidly declined in the 19th century due to humans collecting their eggs and hunting the adult birds.
If you have a pet at home, you've most likely made feeding time a key part of your routine.
For years we've been following Lisa, aka Ostdrossel, as she documents the incredible feathered friends who frequent her backyard.
A striking photo of a female peregrine falcon fiercely defending her young was the top winner of the 2023 Bird Photographer of the Year contest. Selected from over 20,000 images, this bird of prey attacking a brown pelican that was too close to her nest earned American photographer Jack Zhi the title of Bird Photographer of the Year.
Off the top of your head, you can probably name dozens or even hundreds of animals.
Being a scientist doesn't always mean sitting at the computer or working in a lab.
If you’ve ever walked around in a city, you've probably seen anti-bird spikes covering statues, balconies, and sometimes even trees. While these mechanisms are intended to deter winged creatures from perching in these places, it seems like some magpies and crows have figured out a way to use them to their benefit. A group of Dutch researchers found that certain birds were using these spikes to construct nests.
Bald eagles are impressive animals.
Researchers have found that some birds love firing up a video call just as much as we do.
Spring can spark many changes in animals. In the case of a 31-year-old bald eagle named Murphy, it triggered the need to build a nest and care for a rock as if it were a real egg. People online were amused by his ritual, but the World Bird Sanctuary, where he resides, promised it was a natural instinct from his spring hormones.
Bird feeders are a win-win for both us and our feathered friends.
Sex in nature is hardly simple.