How do geese know how to fly south for the winter?

Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.

Tom Langen, Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science

For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.

Karan Odom, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Stork chicks hatch in UK for first time in 600 years – why that's great news for British wildlife

Storks – those harbingers of new life – are breeding in Britain again.

Oliver Metcalf, PhD Researcher in Ornithology, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

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It's OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way

Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.

Julian Avery, Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
March 2, 2020 ~8 min

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