Birds are often envied for their ability to fly, but not all of them can. Learn how birds can manipulate feathers, bone and wing structure to soar through the air and even dive-bomb into the water for food.
10 Types of Owls: From Tiny Screech-owls to Great Horned Owls
Hawk vs. Falcon: Spotting Differences Between Birds of Prey
9 of the Largest Eagles in the World
What Do Ducks Eat? Why You Shouldn't Feed Ducks Bread
9 of the Largest Chicken Breeds
What the Cluck? How a Hen Turned Into a Rooster
How to Make Hummingbird Food Safely and Responsibly
9 Biggest Birds in the World
Birds Migrate Along Ancient Routes and Modern Tech Can Now Track Them
How Do Birds Know When to Fly South and Where to Go?
Finches Are Tiny Twitterers That Make Great Pets
Yes, Macaws Can Talk (and Say Bad Words!)
The 3 Types of Ducks Every Birdwatcher Should Know
The Blue-footed Booby Dance Gets the Girl Every Time
Penguins: The Monogamous Tuxedoed Birds That 'Fly' Underwater
There are three types of ducks: dabbling, diving and perching. Wild ducks are classified based on their habitat and behavior.
By Sascha Bos
Owls are captivating birds known for their nocturnal habits, distinctive hooting calls and remarkable ability to hunt in near silence. With about 200 species found worldwide, these birds of prey come in various sizes and colors. Here, we dig in to 10 types of owls.
By Yara Simón
What do ducks eat? Not bread — or at least they shouldn't be nibbling on the carb-heavy food. Tossing stale bread into your local pond to feed wild ducks does more harm than good. Learn why you should avoid it entirely and what options are better for these aquatic animals.
By Yara Simón
You spot a bird of prey, and your friend says it's a peregrine falcon but her partner says it's a hawk. Can you resolve the great hawk vs. falcon debate?
By Sascha Bos
Hummingbird feeders are a great way to help those little fliers, but to feed them responsibly, you need to keep your feeders clean and fill them correctly.
During the fall months, you may see unfamiliar birds in your area as those from the north begin to fly south. But how do they know when it's time to migrate and where to go?
By Alia Hoyt
Today, technological advances are providing new insights into bird migration and showing that it is more complex and wonderful than scientists ever imagined.
By Tom Langen
Flamingos use a secretion from a gland near their rear end to touch up their feathers when they've been bleached by the sun.
Migrating birds are dying by the billions as they lose their way and smash into lit buildings at night. Big cities like Philadelphia are turning out the lights to try and help save them.
The cartoon Roadrunner beep-beeped his way through the desert, outfoxing Wile E. Coyote every time, but the real bird can run up to 27 mph and, in some Native American traditions, offers protection from evil spirits.
The blue-footed booby is known as much for its comical mating dance as for its intensely colored blue feet.
While the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, the peregrine falcon, a large predatory raptor, is by far the fastest bird on planet Earth.
By Wendy Bowman
Biochemically like a heron and anatomically similar to a pelican, the shoebill stork has been called "Monsterface" and even "Death Pelican." But wait until you hear the staccato rat-a-tat-tat of its booming machine-gun call.
By Carrie Tatro
Generations of cereal eaters grew up sharing the breakfast table with Toucan Sam, famous for following his long, colorful nose — but what's that bill for besides hawking cereal?
The energy efficiency of the Andean condor is the avian embodiment of the phrase "work smarter, not harder."