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Reimagining the Northern Cardinal

Reimagining the Northern Cardinal

— A playful twist on one baseball team's bird-themed logo.
The Bird That Saved My Family

The Bird That Saved My Family

— After tragedy struck, the Blooms struggled to recover. Taking in an injured magpie turned out to be just what the family needed to begin healing.
Video: Bird-Call Competitors Show Off Their Best Quacks, Honks, and Gobbles

Video: Bird-Call Competitors Show Off Their Best Quacks, Honks, and Gobbles

— Every year young and old callers take to the stage to compete at the National Outdoor Show. Here they share the art of the perfect call.
Gorgeous Sunset Shot of Sandhill Cranes Wins Spot on New USPS Stamp

Gorgeous Sunset Shot of Sandhill Cranes Wins Spot on New USPS Stamp

— Michael Forsberg’s photo of a flock sweeping over Nebraska's Platte River beat out tens of thousands of other candidates vying for the honor.
Behind the Scenes of BBC America's Planet Earth II

Behind the Scenes of BBC America's Planet Earth II

— With more feathers than before, the show brings peregrines, birds-of-paradise, and plenty of other amazing avians to your screen. Here's how they got those incredible shots.
Watch: Vice News Tonight Goes on an Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Watch: Vice News Tonight Goes on an Audubon Christmas Bird Count

— On a cold and snowy morning in December, Vice braved the elements with a group of Brooklyn birders at Prospect Park.
What the Beatles Song 'Blackbird' Was Really About

What the Beatles Song 'Blackbird' Was Really About

— According to Paul McCartney, he was relaying a beautiful message of hope.
For Actor Lili Taylor, Birding Is Full of Thrills

For Actor Lili Taylor, Birding Is Full of Thrills

— On a recent Christmas Bird Count, we go on a 4 a.m. owl chase and witness a diving hawk with the veteran star and activist.
10 Spectacular Owl Photos You Have to See

10 Spectacular Owl Photos You Have to See

— In a new book, photographer Paul Bannick brings his wide-eyed subjects to life through rare and inspiring snapshots.
Bird Superheroes Deserve Better

Bird Superheroes Deserve Better

— From blatant sexism to frequent mediocrity, comic books have often done their avian stars a disservice.