birds

A grayscale map of the world with graduated symbols representing in pink observe bird extinctions, blue for fossils records, and orange for undiscovered bird extinctions.

Human-Driven Extinction of Birds

Mark Altaweel

Researchers using models an records calculate that as many as 11% of all bird species have gone extinct since the Late Pleistocene.

A closeup of the head of a green heron.

Herons and Egrets in the Silicon Valley

Caitlin Dempsey

Egrets and herons are a familiar sight at many of the lakes and ponds found across the Silicon Valley.

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor). Photo: National Park Service, Public domain.

Kleptotrichy: Birds Who Steal Fur

Caitlin Dempsey

Scientists recently released their findings on why birds pull fur from animals, which is a potentially risky behavior.

Cormorant: Raven of the Sea

Caitlin Dempsey

Cormorants are a family of about 40 aquatic birds, mostly of medium to large size.  All species of cormorants are ...