Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds

Bird feeding is spreading salmonella. Here’s how you can help.

Kris Millgate

50 Birds: Adventures in Backyard Birding

Birding may be the perfect nature activity. And you can start by looking out your window.

Matthew L. Miller

Easy Nature Adventures to Enjoy Near You

Our guide to fun and family-friendly nature activities, no special gear necessary.

Matthew L. Miller

Carolina Wrens Will Nest in Just About Anything

Forget the nest boxes: Carolina wrens want your grill, your flower pot, even your old boot

Lauren D. Pharr

Why Carolina Wrens Have Moved into Your Neighborhood

Carolina wrens are known as woodland birds, but they’re increasingly sighted in suburbs and cities. Here’s why.

Lauren D. Pharr

Bowerbirds: Meet the Bird World’s Kleptomaniac Love Architects

They display, they dance, and they collect baubles like a jealous hoarder. Meet Australia’s incredible bowerbirds.

Justine E. Hausheer

Slow Birding: Twenty Years Observing Ring Ouzels

Two British birders set out to better understand one secretive bird species. And are still at it 20 years later.

Matthew L. Miller

Meet the Dipper, the Songbird That Swims

Meet North America’s only aquatic songbird.

Justine E. Hausheer

There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Pythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds.

Justine E. Hausheer

When Domestic Birds Go Wild

When free-range poultry takes on a whole new dimension.

Matthew L. Miller

4 Fun + Informative (+Free) Apps for Upping Your Nature Knowledge

Looking for free and informative mobile apps to help you connect with nature near you wherever you are? We've got you covered. Pristine natural areas not required.

Cara Cannon Byington

Cassowary Quest: A Tale of Danger and Defecation

Cassowaries — and their massive piles of poop — are incredibly important to the rainforest ecosystems where they live.

Justine E. Hausheer