Birds

Audubon Magazine

There's No Stopping Wisdom

The oldest known bird in the wild lays another egg.
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Audubon Magazine

'Tis the Season for Gyrfalcons

If you're in the northern states, keep an eye out for the majestic Gyrfalcon this winter.
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Credit: Attila Pellinger/Wikimedia Creative Commons

A Northern Goshawk fixes its steely gaze on the camera.

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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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Audubon Magazine

The Northern Goshawk, An Esteemed Bird of Prey

Ever since medieval times this raptor has been regarded by falconers as a fearsome and beautiful hunter.
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Audubon Magazine

12 Amazing Things About the Christmas Bird Count

One of the longest-running citizen science projects in the world is still evolving. Here's how this year's count will be different from the rest.
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Audubon Magazine

Rufa Red Knot Gets Listed

Rising sea levels threaten the habitat this shorebird needs to migrate.
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Credit: Joel Sartore/joelsartore.com

A Red Knot smiles for the camera. The serrations on the inside of its bill help it grip slippery things. They look like the "teeth" on a saw, but they're not real teeth, so the Red Knot never has to go to the dentist!

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Where Have All the Purple Martins Gone?

A new video helps us follow the flight of 500,000 disappeared birds.
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Audubon Magazine

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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Erik I. Johnson
Audubon Magazine

Consider the Lowly Starling

Though cursed by many, the European Starling has had some famous fans.
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Audubon Magazine

The Shearwater’s Best Shot

Vaccinations can protect Cory's Shearwater colonies for up to 6 years.
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Credit: Raül Ramos/UB-IRBio

A female Shearwater getting her shot.

Credit: Raül Ramos/UB-IRBio

A Cory's Shearwater nestling with her chick.

Audubon Magazine

How New Birds Learn Old Tricks

Learning isn't just a human trait—birds do it too.
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Credit: Katherine Flickinger/Great Backyard Bird Count

Two starlings enjoy a bath.

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The Tiny but Tough Common Redpoll

Don't let this bird's name keep you from realizing it's uncommon capabilities.
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Credit: Scott Terrell/AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald

In a July 29, 2011 photo, Pee Wee, a Barbary falcon, gets to eat after chasing away some starlings at Sakuma Brothers Farms' blueberry field in Burlington, Wash. Recently, Pee Wee decided to quit his job (halfway through a shift) and fly away to less blueberry-filled pastures.

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A Dipper Dives

A new video catches North America's only swimming songbird in the act.
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Credit: Courtesy of Bob Armstrong

An American Dipper dives to the bottom of a stream in Alaska.

Tim Bowman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Red-throated Loon is on the Alaska WatchList.

Audubon Magazine

Wishbones and Dinosaurs

The wishbone dates back more than 150 million years.
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