Report your sightings of Rusty Blackbirds this spring!

surveys. Scientists have made huge strides in understanding the species on its breeding and wintering grounds, yet they know surprisingly little about its migratory requirements and habits. Are there hotspots…

Hairy Woodpecker

All I have to say is BURR right now. It’s bitter cold 20 below in the U.P. eh! 😉…

From the editor

Researchers say that in the Arctic, the changing climate is giving predators easier access to shorebird nests, further threatening the populations of these long-distance migrants. Sure, we can wallow in…

Birds strike windows of homes with, and without feeders

homes? The answer, say researchers from the University of Alberta, is complicated. Graduate student Justine Kummer and associate professor Erin Bayne, of the university’s Birds and Windows citizen-science project, enlisted…

The true value of crows and jays

caches spread across the landscape, a behavior called scatter-hoarding. The birds typically cache more seeds than they eventually eat. When the overlooked seeds subsequently sprout, scatter-hoarding becomes seed dispersal, a…