Dear Reader, we’ve got some exciting news. JSTOR Daily will be changing its name to BIRDstor Daily as of today. Given the frequency with which we post about birds, this will probably not come as a huge surprise. We start with this collection of bird stories from our first year of publication. Here’s to our avian overlords!
Blackpoll warblers make a 1,500 mile, non-stop flight over the Atlantic
Deep in a Central American rainforest, ornithologists have discovered that a rare bird has an unusual lifestyle.
In case you think a few drinks makes your singing better, it doesn’t—and the same goes for drunk birds.
Grassland-dwelling heath hen and prairie chicken populations across the country are in trouble. Loss of habitat continues to threaten their numbers.
Bald eagles are back from the brink of extinction.
Raptors are proving to be great problem-solvers. Falcons, for instance, start their own fires to flush out prey.
If snakes have nightmares, they most likely include secretary birds (or secretarybirds)—so-called because the birds’ crests, when flattened against the head, ...
The answer may surprise you.
In the years after his presidency, Roosevelt sent a letter to The Condor magazine criticizing painter Abbott Thayer's theory of animal camouflage.
Charles R. Brown and Mary Bomberger Brown have been studying cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) in southwestern Nebraska since the early 1980s.
First of all, why the name "turkey?"
Fakelore: the deliberate fabrication of a folklore. A term that perfectly describes the legend of the Tower Ravens, the birds of the Tower of London.
Before Audubon (1785-1851), there was Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) the "father of American ornithology"
The populations of the nine species of Indian vultures began to plummet in the 1990s
Frigate birds are truly champion fliers. The birds can fly for weeks without stopping. How do they do it?
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