Birds

Exceptional immigrant

12/22/2011

140 years after its introduction in North America, pleasant, understated Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues to win fans and attract birders Read More

Winter treat for Downies

10/21/2011

For a few weeks every year, goldenrods provide the Downy Woodpecker with just what it needs to survive a long, cold winter Read More

Ultimate falcon

10/21/2011

The fabled Gyrfalcon wanders south from its northern haunts every winter, and sometimes it pursues its prey right under our noses Read More

The house effect

8/20/2010

Houses built in prairies, forests, and scrubland have a predictable, dramatic effect on birds — but why? Read More