Migrating birds face many dangers. Yet about 40% of the world’s species undertake a twice yearly journey.
Bird migration, though intended to improve long term survival rate, can be one of the most dangerous times in a bird’s life.
In early Spring through the beginning of summer many birds are either incubating eggs or busy feeding hungry hatchlings. During this time, breeding birds use… Read More
Cooperative breeding, also called communal breeding, occurs in about 3% of the world’s bird species. This happens when more than two birds of the same… Read More
Insect Diets Insects supplement or make up the major part of the diets of many birds from small perching birds to raptors. Here at the… Read More
How Northern Harriers are Similar to Owls A Northern Harrier flies low over the grasslands with a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds following it. Commonly mobbed… Read More
Morality of Surviving In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin revealed that he wished the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as our national… Read More
Here in Wyoming the average December low temperature is 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Add wind and you will have sub-zero wind chill temperatures. Yet many of… Read More
Whether you are a bird watcher or not, you have probably seen a larger bird being harassed by one or more smaller birds. This behavior… Read More
Did you know that many birds can see in ultraviolet light? The capability of UV vision was first documented in pigeons in the early 1970s.… Read More