Ever find yourself strolling down the street, wondering: Where are all the baby pigeons? Grown pigeons are everywhere in cities around the world, swarming every bit of bagel you might drop on the ground. But where are their young? Stowing away to see the world, apparently.
What type of birds are Kim, Kanye, and krew?
Birds are not the best animal, if one had to pick the best animal. This is true for many reasons: they are feathery little dinosaurs, with razor claws and beaks for pecking (eyes out). They love to execute rude tricks like pooping on a human at the beach while another bird friend steals their french fries. The only…
Why do we want the tea? Of course because it’s hot and tasty, but it’s also often genuinely useful information to have in your mental filing cabinet! Birds are no different. Birds want the tea, too, and they’ll even learn other birds’ languages to get it.
A Michigan woman who shot and killed her husband has been sentenced to life in prison based in part on the witness account of her husbands pet bird, an African grey parrot named Bud.
The state of our nation is bleak enough without ducklings needlessly perishing in our waters. Thankfully, the city of Indianapolis agrees, and has implemented measures to safeguard the wee paddling fluff bundles that frequent its downtown canal. Its solution: tiny floating rafts.
If you are looking for a conversation topic that is not depressing, TOO BAD, because GUESS WHAT: a bunch of dead blackbirds literally just fell from the sky in New Jersey for an unknown reason! Fell from the sky! Birds!
The California Highway Patrol is having some week, huh!
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.
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…
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…
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.