While other shorebirds can be difficult to identify, the handsome "spotties" are distinctive in their looks. They also have intriguing social lives.
Palm Warblers, the season’s pioneer warbler species at Presque Isle State Park, signal that migrating songbirds are on their way north.
The Northern Cardinal, with its bright red plumage, spiky crest and upbeat lively song, is a welcome sight particularly on a cold winter day.
We hear a lot of bad news about the future of birds: they’re threatened by everything from human development to wind turbines to climate change. The Common Tern used to nest in great numbers in the lower Great Lakes region, but in recent decades Common Tern nests have largely disappeared from the region. Some people are trying to encourage their return.
Loons have enjoyed unprecedented population growth over the last 30 years. They outlived DDT and a time when people used to shoot loons for sport. But they face another threat: mercury.
The number of ruffed grouse has declined by 33 percent in the last 20 years--it’s one of a number of victims of nesting habitat loss, say