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How Flamingos Stand on One Leg Without Falling Over

How Flamingos Stand on One Leg Without Falling Over

— New research shows that the birds are specially built for balancing.
Did Folklore Help Bring Denmark's Ravens Back From the Brink?

Did Folklore Help Bring Denmark's Ravens Back From the Brink?

— The once-endangered raven is rebounding in some parts of Scandinavia, and its role in Norse mythology and Danish history might have helped.
Follow These Pro Tips for Photographing Shorebirds

Follow These Pro Tips for Photographing Shorebirds

— Lisa Franceski has spent eight years shadowing shorebird families at her local beach. Here, she offers her advice for catching intimate shots.
Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds

Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds

— It's amazing what you can miss if you don't have a little patience.
Learn Your Local Birds' Regional 'Accents'

Learn Your Local Birds' Regional 'Accents'

— Part seven of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
The Catbird Has a Simple Trick to Outsmart Deadbeat Brood Parasites

The Catbird Has a Simple Trick to Outsmart Deadbeat Brood Parasites

— When it comes to protecting its nest from the Brown-headed Cowbird and other parasites, the quirky Gray Catbird is especially talented.
Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

— If the administration's proposed budget signals its values, one thing is clear: protecting birds and the places they need is not high on the list.
Drilling in the Arctic Refuge Threatens the World's Birds

Drilling in the Arctic Refuge Threatens the World's Birds

— Hidden in the President's newest budget proposal is the potential opening of the refuge to new oil and gas development.
Sorry, Hollywood, but Ian Harding Would Rather Be Birding

Sorry, Hollywood, but Ian Harding Would Rather Be Birding

— Best known for his role on the show 'Pretty Little Liars,' Harding's new book 'Oddbirds' shares his love of birding and birds with a new audience.
How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

— Dead and rotting aquatic plants are the Pied-billed Grebe's nesting materials of choice.