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Why Are Robins’ Eggs Blue?

When I was teaching ornithology, there were several questions that my students would invariably ask at some point during the academic term. One was...

10 Facts About the Elephant Bird

Despite its name, the Elephant Bird (genus name Aepyornis) was nowhere near the size of a full-grown elephant; rather, the largest specimens of this...

How Birds Survive Blizzards and the Polar Vortex

Many backyard birders are astonished at the wide variety of winter birds that visit their feeders even on the coldest days, and they may...