North America's prairies once were home to millions of wild animals. Today, most of that land is farmed or developed, but some grasslands have never been plowed and could be rewilded.
First come the beetles, then the birds: how nature is surviving, and thriving, after a summer of fires.
The tall buildings of our cities kill horrifying numbers of birds. But some cities are adopting mandatory design measures to cut the toll.
In the real world, new diseases emerge from complex environments. To learn more about how, scientists set up whole artificial ecosystems in the lab, instead of focusing on just one factor at a time.
Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?
While Hail Mary conservation efforts can pull birds back from the brink, an extinction wave still looms.
Temperatures are soaring and bushfires are decimating Australia's wildlife. So how can we avoid creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes when putting water out for thirsty birds and animals?
Magpies have such good hearing, they can hear the very faint sound of grass roots being chewed.
This 20th century ornithologist earned the respect of her contemporaries for her animal behavior research that went against the grain of traditional science.
Farming and habitat destruction have caused the species to disappear from large areas of Europe.
Australia’s threatened birds have declined by 59%, on average, between 1985 and 2016 based on 400,000 surveys at more than 17,000 locations according to Australia's world-first Threatened Bird Index.
Weather radar archives hold decades of data about the movements of birds and other flying animals.
Vulturine guineafowl were found to live in large, sexually mixed groups. These seem to have social preferences for certain other groups.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
Aside from their intrinsic value, common bird species might be one of the only ways we connect with nature in our everyday lives. But these opportunities are under threat.
Climate is the most important driver of the colour and brightness of birds' eggs.
Magpie attacks aren't as common as you (and the media) might think. But here are a few tricks to get you through swooping season unscathed - and a few classic tactics that don't work.
Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
How do hummingbirds drink sugary nectar and not get sick? Don't they need a balanced diet to stay healthy? Do they eat anything else?