In May 2020, Christian Cooper was bird-watching in Central Park when his life was changed forever. Simply trying to catch the sight of some of the 200 species that live there, the now 59-year-old ended up being caught in a racially charged attack. After Cooper asked a woman to … [Read more...] about Wrongfully accused bird watcher gets his own TV show
Have you ever watched a flock of birds fly, turn, and dive in what seems like perfect unison? You might look at this and assume that a lead bird is determining the directions of the flock, or that they are collectively responding to small changes in the wind. All of those are … [Read more...] about How do massive flocks of starlings fly in perfect unison?
Spring is in the air. This exquisite time of year signals the birth of new life, warmer weather, greener trees, and the return of migrating birds. In North America, most birds migrate to some extent, with more than 30 species traveling between climates in the U.S. and tropics … [Read more...] about Why birds migrate so far and how you can help them
This spring and summer, are you, like so many of us at The Optimist Daily, looking forward to enjoying the company of local and migrating birds while lounging in your garden? Maximize your chances of viewing these beautiful creatures while supporting them and your garden’s … [Read more...] about Want more nesting birds in your garden this spring? Follow these 5 tips
Last year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FSW) declared the ivory-billed woodpecker extinct. That, however, proved to be a premature move. That’s according to a team of researchers, bringing a new glimmer of hope for the bird’s existential status after reporting the woodpecker … [Read more...] about Formerly “extinct” woodpecker still alive and pecking in Louisiana forests