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Character Study: Rare Find in New York: A Teenage Birder

Character Study: Rare Find in New York: A Teenage Birder

Kai Victor, a high school senior at the Dalton School, scanning the trees for birds in Central Park.
Crows and Ravens Make New York Comebacks to Caw (and Cr-r-ruck) About

Crows and Ravens Make New York Comebacks to Caw (and Cr-r-ruck) About

A raven perched on a ladder enclosure on the Flatiron Building in Manhattan. Ravens and crows, once scarce in New York City, are being spotted more frequently.

A Spectacular Close-Up View of a Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

Photographer Jess Findlay recently captured this amazing shot of a fiery-throated hummingbird while shooting in the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica. The image is a result of hundreds of photos taken

Birds Appear in the Negative Space of Shattered Windowpanes in a New Intervention from Pejac

Barcelona-based artist Pejac (previously) was recently in Rijeka, Croatia where he completed a number of new artworks as part of a residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. His most
Trilobites: Flying for 10 Months Without a Layover

Trilobites: Flying for 10 Months Without a Layover

Common swifts can stay aloft for up to 10 months, researchers found. They even mate in the air.

Huge gold shipment arrives from U.S.; few Americans living in Tokyo; stowaways return; town eats crow to solve bird woes

100 YEARS AGO Wednesday, NOV. 22 1916 Massive gold shipment arrives from Seattle When the Nippon Yusen Kaisha liner Sado Mura arrived at Yokohama early yesterday morning and was snugly berthed at the
Trilobites: Birds Can Be Drawn to the Scent of Plastic

Trilobites: Birds Can Be Drawn to the Scent of Plastic

Researchers found that some species of seabirds, including blue petrels, are likely to consume plastic.
Trilobites: A Dinosaur With a Beak and Feathers Unearthed in China

Trilobites: A Dinosaur With a Beak and Feathers Unearthed in China

Tongtianlong limosus, an unusual birdlike dinosaur, was unearthed in the Ganzhou region of China.
Sinosphere: With a Cuckoo’s Journey From China, a Mystery Is Solved, and Cheers Go Up

Sinosphere: With a Cuckoo’s Journey From China, a Mystery Is Solved, and Cheers Go Up

Skybomb Bolt, a common cuckoo, after he was fitted with a satellite tag in May at the Hanshiqiao Wetland in Beijing. By late October, he had flown to Africa.
Sinosphere: With a Cuckoo’s Journey From China, a Mystery Is Solved, and Cheers Go Up

Sinosphere: With a Cuckoo’s Journey From China, a Mystery Is Solved, and Cheers Go Up

Skybomb Bolt, a common cuckoo, after he was fitted with a satellite tag in May at the Hanshiqiao Wetland in Beijing. By late October, he had flown to Africa.
Sinosphere: With a Cuckoo’s Journey From China, a Mystery Is Solved, and Cheers Go Up

Sinosphere: With a Cuckoo’s Journey From China, a Mystery Is Solved, and Cheers Go Up

Skybomb Bolt, a common cuckoo, after he was fitted with a satellite tag in May at the Hanshiqiao Wetland in Beijing. By late October, he had flown to Africa.

Cocka-Tools

Cockatoos can make simple tools out of a variety of materials, like bamboo and even cardboard.

ScienceTake: Figaro, the Toolmaking Cockatoo

What a bird in Vienna could do with his beak and a few raw materials like bamboo and even cardboard was enough to impress scientists.

Cocka-Tools

Cockatoos can make simple tools out of a variety of materials, like bamboo and even cardboard.

Whimsical Storybook Beasts and Birds Illustrated by Vorja Sánchez

Barcelona-based illustrator Vorja Sánchez depicts comically surreal storybook creatures that look like a cross between mutant dinosaurs and shadowy demons—but also captures the very lifelike spirit of
Trilobites: Flamingo Mating Rules: 1. Learn the Funky Chicken

Trilobites: Flamingo Mating Rules: 1. Learn the Funky Chicken

Flamingos strutting their stuff at a park in the Camargue region of southern France.
Singing parrot gives Sia a run for her money with 'Chandelier' cover

Singing parrot gives Sia a run for her money with 'Chandelier' cover

Australian singer Sia has a unique sound that not many can replicate. Enter this parrot. A lovely person on the internet filmed a parrot singing Sia's "Chandelier" — and the bird actually nailed the
Kind And Gentle Aussie Goalkeeper Rescues Seagull That Took A Ball To The Face

Kind And Gentle Aussie Goalkeeper Rescues Seagull That Took A Ball To The Face

Born to a sun-scorched land whose cruelly blistering climes have weeded out all but the most terrifying and murderous critters (and, somehow, koalas), it makes sense that Australians would be better
Bonavista Journal: Hunting ‘Turr’ in Newfoundland’s Frigid Waters

Bonavista Journal: Hunting ‘Turr’ in Newfoundland’s Frigid Waters

Along Newfoundland’s coast, hunters rise before dawn and motor their boats out into the open sea in search of turr, a migratory seabird.
A Proposal for a Canadian National Bird Ruffles Feathers

A Proposal for a Canadian National Bird Ruffles Feathers

The gray jay is the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s choice for Canada’s national bird.