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Do Birds Mate for Life?

We've all heard it countless times: Certain bird species mate for life, including geese, swans, cranes and eagles. It's a true statement, for the most part, but it's only part of the story. Lots of monogamous bird species cheat, and some "divorce"—but at rates much lower than humans.

Snowy Owl Irruption

Since mid-November, snowy owls are being reported in record numbers across New England and throughout the Midwest. This irruption comes just two years after the most recent irruption of the species. What's going on?

Common Bird Myths

Is it true that a baby bird touched by a human will be abandoned by its parents? Can an owl spin its head completely around? Do goatsuckers really suck goat milk? Find out the truth behind these myths and more.

Baffling Bird Behavior

Do all birds migrate? Do all birds mate for life? Find out in this Q and A.

Common Bird Feeding Questions

Having trouble attracting birds to your feeder? Wondering what foods to offer? Try these tips and more.



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