What it Sounds Like When Doves Cry
A century ago, an ornithologist proposed a system for transcribing bird sound as human speech. It did not catch on.
How Non-Mammals “Nurse” Their Young
Some birds feed their young with "crop milk," while discus fish feed their fry with a special mucus. It may not seem as cute as nursing, but it works.
Is Illinois the Next Bald Eagle Watching Spot?
Once seasonal migrants, the iconic birds of prey are settling in the state.
A Father’s Day Shout Out to Animal Dads
This Father's Day, consider some of the busiest, quirkiest, and hardest working dads around—animal dads like the the jacana, Darwin's frog, and seahorse.
The Sad Story of Booming Ben, Last of the Heath Hens
Grassland-dwelling heath hen and prairie chicken populations across the country are in trouble. Loss of habitat continues to threaten their numbers.
The History of the National Wildlife Refuge System
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been occupied by armed militants since January 2, 2016. But where did the National Wildlife Refuge system come from?
Blackpoll Warblers: Tiny Bird, Huge Journey
Blackpoll warblers make a 1,500 mile, non-stop flight over the Atlantic
The Environmental Danger of Outdoor Cats
Outdoor cats are an environmental disaster.
Winter Coping Strategies for Animals – and for Us
The winter coping strategies of birds and humans are not so different.