Teaching us resilience in these dark times
Using eBird data, the State of India’s Birds 2020 report shows that most bird species have declined in India.
For Atlas Obscura, I interviewed an artist who makes sculptures of birds out of paper and wire.
Scientists examined the stomachs of Arctic seals. They found food (surprise, surprise) and rocks but no plastic inside. How did seals manage to escape the scourge of plastic?
The Burning Birds of India’s colorful matchboxes are designed to inspire people to care about the disappearance of birds.
Male fiddler crabs’ oversized claws are attractive to females, but they slow them down.
It took a fish egg pooped by a swan to stop an old-age theory from flushing down the drain.
Meet the grebes, jays, woodpeckers and other birds that call London home.
Spoiler alert: the story refers to The BFG.
It probably gets its fix of salt from those tears.
It could dissuade seabirds from nesting and even cause local extinction.
They eat almost 60,000 prey in a day. And can store over 4,000 in their food pouch at one time.
In a bizarre interaction between a frog and an insect, it’s the frog that ends up as food.
Several bird species are about to go extinct. Why? Because of us.
The huge mass of birds swirled through the sky — twisting and turning, splitting and merging, singing all the while.