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Hear the Desert Come Alive with Birdsong During a Spring Shower

Hear the Desert Come Alive with Birdsong During a Spring Shower

— It isn't just parched plants that welcome the rejuvenating rain.
Quiz: Which of These 12 North American Birds Summer in the Arctic?

Quiz: Which of These 12 North American Birds Summer in the Arctic?

— Many familiar species depend on the Arctic for breeding. Discover seven of them and test your bird smarts with this quiz.
Study on Pigeon Genes Finds Yet Another Way Science Underrepresents Females

Study on Pigeon Genes Finds Yet Another Way Science Underrepresents Females

— Males are often the default sex for studies, but new research showing sexes are more genetically different than previously thought could change that.
A New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Adventures of John James Audubon

A New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Adventures of John James Audubon

— The naturalist and artist is depicted like you've never seen him before. Here's an inside peek.
How to Photograph White Birds

How to Photograph White Birds

— The brilliant white plumage of some birds can also show exquisite detail. Here are two tricks for capturing both in an image.
A Beginner’s Guide to Common Bird Sounds and What They Mean

A Beginner’s Guide to Common Bird Sounds and What They Mean

— Part two of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
Birdist Rule #86: Take Advantage of Our Incredible National Park System

Birdist Rule #86: Take Advantage of Our Incredible National Park System

— It's National Park Week, so go make use of all those excellent birding destinations. There are a lot more than you think.
Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam

Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam

— Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.
Behold the Male Ruby-crowned Kinglet in All Its Mating Majesty

Behold the Male Ruby-crowned Kinglet in All Its Mating Majesty

— When it's time to court a female, the touch of red on this drab bird's head transforms into a blazing crown.
Dancing Beak to Beak: Tips for Photographing Avian Courtship

Dancing Beak to Beak: Tips for Photographing Avian Courtship

— Romantic avian rituals are as alluring for photographers as they are for birds. Here's what to watch for so that you can capture the moment.