Bird, Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word

Bird Week 2022 on explore.org has come and gone, but if you missed it I hosted a series of live events to celebrate birds and learn more about their amazing lives.

World Migratory Bird Day Live Chat (May 14)

California Condor Q&A

Osprey Q&A

Bald eagle Q&A

Atlantic Puffin Q&A

I also wrote and narrated a video series highlighting a few superpowers of birds.

Migratory Endurance

Feathers

Woodpecker Skulls

Finally, in my most recent blog post on explore.org I examine the phenomenon of siblicide in certain birds. Life in the nest can be harsh, and some birds take their sibling rivalry to the extreme.

I thank the crew at explore.org for helping to produce Bird Week and showcase these wonderful and amazing creatures. I hope you’ve had an opportunity to enjoy some time watching our feathered neighbors. If not, do yourself a favor and make the effort. Even the most common and overlooked birds have incredible stories to tell.

A chestnut-sided warbler--a small perching bird with a yellow cap, whitish breast, and chestnut colored flanks under the wing--stands on a willow twig.
Chestnut-sided warbler