A recent post on the Environmental Protection Agency's Greening the Apple blog about seasonal birdwatching in Sandy Hook, New Jersey got us thinking: Do you have to go all the way to a neighboring state to check out the summer's cool birds?
So we hit up two area birders -- Dr. Robert "Birding Bob" ... More >>
On Thursday, Dan Callister, a freelance photojournalist, took a photo of a sparrows' nest tucked inside a traffic light on 72nd Street just past Fifth Avenue in Central Park. On Friday he got a call from the New York Post, he told Runnin' Scared this morning, when he went to visit the light again, t ... More >>
"Upon whom shall I defecate?"Birds can do it all. They fly, have hollow bones, eat worms all day, and live in houses made of sticks and spit. If you think birds can't get any more amazing, think again. Researchers at the University of Kyoto have found that Bengalese finches follow a pitch pat ... More >>
viaIt seems so quaint and long ago now, that time when we were worried about the sky raining dead birds, long before you-know-who commanded the nation's attention. It was life or death then, and not just for a bad sitcom or abusive drug addict. (Get well, dude, but forget the TV show.) So whe ... More >>
Louisiana's dead birdsIf Unsolved Mysteries is not still being made, perhaps the show should consider a comeback for this most recent international phenomenon: birds have now fallen from the sky across the American South, but also in Sweden, where "residents found 50 to 100 jackdaws on a stre ... More >>