Migrating birds face many dangers. Yet about 40% of the world’s species undertake a twice yearly journey.
Draper Natural History Museum Blogs
Bird migration, though intended to improve long term survival rate, can be one of the most dangerous times in a bird’s life.
The McCracken Research Library has been working to compile historical video footage of natural history events in the Greater Yellowstone Area. There are well over… Read More
The Camp Monaco Prize Partnership has announced the winners of the $100,000 Camp Monaco Prize, which supports integrated scientific research and public education initiatives in… Read More
I am a poster child for the wonders of educational outreach programs. My life was completely changed during an hour-long Birds of Prey program, very… Read More
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