In a handful of states, the annual surveys of pheasants, rabbits, and other game species provide valuable data for wildlife managers.
Consider this your guide to the mating ritual that shapes the lives of a hundred dancing, singing bird species.
A daring experiment, led by a bird named Obi, is overturning what scientists know about how birds stay airborne.
You’ll look smart the next time you go camping. Unless you’re by yourself. Then maybe you can talk to the owls, which could also be cool.
Thanks to some artificial burrows and a crowdsourced protection effort led by Audubon Arizona, the lovable little owls are once again thriving.
The Environmental Protection Agency may be a popular political punching bag, but it has been crucial to protecting the health of people and wildlife. Here’s how.
A photographer captures a Staten Island coast in transition, as a mostly abandoned neighborhood returns to marshland and those residents who do remain confront a startling reality: The ocean is coming.
When a pair of Osprey parents left three chicks unattended, the eagle quickly saw an opportunity. How each chick reacted to the emergency is a lesson in evolution.
A California photographer managed to capture the rarely documented behavior in his own backyard. Roadrunners are very patient.
Attracting all kinds of animals, the "guzzlers" were created by the government more than half a century ago and are kept running by a dedicated team of volunteers.
Because of their specific diets, sapsuckers are tree specialists. But for all their talents, they can’t tell when sap has fermented, explains bird expert Kenn Kaufman.
There's nothing like the excitement — and dread — that comes from driving across multiple states to possibly see a rarity. The best part? Anyone can do it. Just be ready to drop everything on a whim.
It’s been more than 70 years since the last confirmed sighting of the elusive bird, but believers hold out hope that it lives on the island.
Laysan Albatross stubbornly nest in the same spot year after year — even if it’s next to a US Navy runway in Hawaii.
A music festival in a volcanic crater + puffins + bird conservation = a party only Iceland could throw
As the country's only criminal forensic ornithologist, Pepper Trail has pieced together the demise of countless birds — and saved many others.
The jay will likely get the title, but representatives for the other four final contenders still have plenty to say about the pick.
Created by the government more than half a century ago, the "guzzlers" are kept running by volunteers set on bringing life to the withering outback.
Perhaps the problem with those "rats with wings" lies with us, not them.
Ever used the term “eagle eye”? The eye of an eagle is one of the most sensitive in the animal kingdom, and its size can cause it to weigh more than the eagle’s brain. The secret to the bird’s exceptional vision is the density of visual cells, the rods and cones of its retina.