Hybrid birds may be more common than you think. Learn how and why birds hybridize with one another, and a few common hybrid species.
If you are having trouble with sparrows overrunning your bird feeder, there is a way to keep them at bay. Learn how to make a your own bird feeder halo.
In order to find their way during migration, birds use Earth's magnetic field along with a sort of internal compass—a specific protein found in their eyes.
Have you ever wondered how, when, and where birds sleep? Discover the sleeping habits of birds, from torpor to nocturnal behavior.
Birds are affected by the summer heat just like us, so how do they keep cool? Learn about birds' physical and behavioral adaptations to stay cool.
Birds use several forms of communication, including aural and visual. Learn how birds communicate with one another, and even with other animals.
Learn tips and tricks for better camera phone bird photography—from properly focusing the shot, to understanding the rule of thirds.
For many years, I was solely a backyard birder, focusing my attention and knowledge on the birds I could see out my patio door. But then I went to my first birding festival and I was hooked.
Whether you have an established, bird-friendly garden already or you’re just getting started with birdscaping, now is a great time to plant. It’s true that spring is known for the start of growing season, but fall also has some benefits.
Birders are always hoping to find a rare bird or witness amazing behavior. But even the most optimistic birder would never dream of spotting a Snowy Owl in Hawaii, a flamingo in Utah, or an Asian Duck in New York. Yet all of these sightings have been real and spectacular. Learn how such unusual appearances happen!