Think about flying. And how cool it is. That’s inspiring in itself. But what about flying for a very long time? With your own wings. Meet: This really small bird, which researchers say “weighs less than an iPhone” and just made science history for the longest recorded migration: 60,000 miles.
Seventeen years ago today, model Fabio boarded a roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, rode its tracks two hundred feet into the sky, and collided his face with a bird, killing it dead. Today we remember...as if we could ever forget.
I would not relocate to the nineteenth century for love or money. However, they were very good at one thing, and that’s greeting cards. Good God the Victorians loved wacky greeting cards, especially at Christmas.
Birds in general are beautiful creatures, but there’s one hot bird in particular that’s captured the heart and soul of Brooklyn, America. We’re talking The Painted Bunting.
This Thanksgiving, let’s all be thankful for—and not trample on—birds.
Lincoln, my sweet, humble wood stork: since the moment you stepped on that CNN debate stage 10 days ago, you were everything to me.
If you ever thought that birds could be trusted, you need to think again. While it’s long been known that birds are brazen perverts who will line their nests with any number of sexual objects, some Scottish birds have gone far too far—they’ve stolen the underwear from some innocent skinny-dippers just trying to…
When he isn’t sharing his thoughts about the Internet with the Internet, bestselling author Jonathan Franzen is a birder. He recently wrote a long essay speculating that the looming threat of global climate change is encouraging us to abandon more concrete (but smaller-scale) bird-related conservation efforts. He…
Yesterday, a federal judge overturned the state of California's ban on foie gras. Great news, for assholes.
A new study has found that when you get zebra finches totally wasted, they become noticeably worse at singing. They probably think they sound awesome, though. Then they probably want to fly somewhere to get little bird-sized burritos before crying into a bird-sized phone to some ex-birdfriend, before spending the rest…
When you look up at this cute little owl all wrapped up with his bulging eyes, it makes your heart melt. But weighing owls in blanket burritos is actually a common practice by researchers and vets.
Anyone who's ever gotten flapped in the face after walking too close to a crow's girlfriend (seriously, dude, CHILL) knows that birds—especially crows and ravens—are freaky. Those dudes are hella fucking smart.
Al Qaeda. The Ebola virus. Earthquakes. Tainted McDonald's meats. We know the dangers; we're prepared to be attacked. But there exists in this world an even more terrifying danger—one that we are just now beginning to become aware of.
The State of New York might launch a huge offensive against a nasty invasive species that tears up underwater vegetation, threatens passenger jets, and (occasionally) attacks people with the raw, avian vindictiveness of an avenging archangel. Unfortunately for the State of New York and its beleaguered PR interns, that…
Here is some news that's quite literally inauspicious: two white doves released by children standing next to Pope Francis as a peace gesture were attacked this morning shortly after taking flight. Their attackers? A seagull and a large black crow.
By now, we all probably know that cats are murdering psychopaths bent on torturing all manner of small rodents, insects, and birds to death. Therefore, faced with an absence of innocent souls to send off to hell, cats will live out their blood fantasies through television. This cat in particular was observed…
A stork in Germany — a German stork, for any still-living soldiers from the Maginot line keeping score about which European nation is most aggressive — has unleashed a reign of car-pecking terror in the small hamlet of Mecklenburg Western-Pomeranian Bergholz.
Or maybe a villain? Point is, she's got a scooter, three shotguns, a .22 rifle, a giant skull, some sort of USA flag seat, and a sun conure sidekick — it's a fairytale waiting to happen.
This guy is a regular Fred Astaire! Or, this lady is a regular Ginger Rogers! Or, this guy is a regular Ginger Rogers! Point is, this seagull has got "it".
This asshole bird named the Steller's jay keeps eating the eggs of the endangered murrelet. Scientists are intervening by planting fake murrelet eggs with a chemical that immediately induces vomiting, hoping for a Pavlovian response. (Pavlov's birds!)