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An Unexpected Houseguest

Terri Britt | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Terri Britt

I had an unexpected houseguest recently and it brought an incredible gift, in spite of the fact that it was freaking out. It was a beautiful day and I...

One Good Reason to Stop Your Pet from Licking You

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many pets enjoy licking lotions and other types of topical products off their human's skin. In fact, one of my dogs tends to wait by the bathroom door...

Chaos in Motion: about murmurations & mental processes

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Prior to writing an article, a storm might rage through my head. Ideas spontaneously sprout, patches of words, too fast to grab, fly by. Separate figm...

Cops Protect Dove Nesting On Patrol Car In Sweetest Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.04.2016 | Good News

Police in Ohio are going to great lengths to protect a dove's nest. When Parma Police Department officers saw a bird had set up home at the base of a ...

Crafty Bird Steals Sleeping Dog's Fur To Make A Nest

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.30.2016 | Weird News

This little bird didn’t heed the warning to let sleeping dogs lie. When it needed to make a nest, the crafty creature hopped onto the snoozing pooch...

Camping: Not For Sissies

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

A friend in California wrote to me extolling the delights of camping. She went on to proudly describe her ingenuity in preparing a dozen ice cream fil...

Hypnotic Book Surveys The Natural Beauty Of Wild Bird Feathers

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts

A riddle: What’s as intricate as a thumbprint, but as bright as an emerald? You might’ve guessed a pair of gleaming green eyes, or a leaf in early...

Med School Dean Becomes BFFs With... A Pelican

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.15.2016 | Weird News

When a medical school dean finally came face to face with his college's adopted pelican, it was as if they'd known each for years. Photographs posted ...

Watch This Seagull Get Into The Weirdest Argument Ever

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.14.2016 | Weird News

"You talkin' to me?" This seagull has a real problem... with his own reflection. Watch as he exchanges a few harsh caws with himself -- and when he d...

E n c o u n t e r s

SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts

Whilst doing that which I do best, on circling this Earth and witnessing the day begin the beauty of it's birth, I chanced upon a traveler.

A Bird Lands On Bernie Sanders’ Podium, And A Disney Princess Meme Takes Flight

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.28.2016 | Good News

When a small bird landed on Bernie Sander’s podium during a speech in Portland, Oregon, on March 25, it almost seemed like a scene from a Disney mov...

Feather Fiend

Brian Caldirola | Posted 03.25.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola


A Pretty Picture Conceals the Story of Birth and Death

Karen Sikie | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts
Karen Sikie

The absolute beauty of Mother Nature is undeniable. Her majesty and scope are breathtaking, but she has a gnarly underbelly. This thorny realm is intertwined with and feeds the beauty that we see.

Teens Stop Train As Pet Budgie Plays Chicken On Track

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.19.2016 | Teen

Three teenage girls stopped trains on a busy Australian line after one of the trio's pet budgerigar escaped and flew onto the tracks. Surveillance foo...

This Is Why Owls Bob Their Heads

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science

A recent segment of "BirdNote" answered an age-old question about owls: Why do they bob their heads? Turns out they're not trying to freak you out so...

These Birds Are Going All Out For #NationalBirdDay, Why Aren't You?

The Huffington Post | Ethan Fedida | Posted 01.07.2016 | Weird News

Is today National Spaghetti Day? That was yesterday, the 4th. Today is National Bird Day! Get excited. And while our flying f...

A Miracle Happens After This Bird Adopts A Store-Bought Egg

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green

Given their ubiquity as an ingredient in cooking, it's remarkably easy to forget that store-bought eggs weren't actually laid for the purpose of being...

Little Bird Dentist Makes A Special House Call For Giraffe In Tanzania

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.09.2015 | Good News

This doctor is so fly. A wildlife photographer spotted a red-billed oxpecker picking food out of a giraffe’s teeth, and caught the incredible (and ...

Anxiety-Ridden Bird Plucks Her Feathers Off Till Rescuers Arrive

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.31.2015 | Green

Her former owners named her as they thought of her: Hobby....

WATCH: Vulture's Head Caught Up Pig's Butt

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.19.2015 | Weird News

Animals sometimes get their heads stuck in small spaces, but the results aren't always this crappy. A vulture got more than it bargained for when it s...

Vibrant Hummingbirds of Costa Rica

Alexis Coram | Posted 09.30.2016 | Travel
Alexis Coram

Back in 2012 I visited the small village of Mindo in Ecuador where I spent my days getting lost in remote cloud forests, surrounded by the most beauti...

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Chris Paparo (with Emmy), Falconer, Naturalist, Conservationist

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Chris Paparo (with Red-Tailed Hawk Emmy), Falconer, Naturalist, Conservationist Partnering with a raptor is no easy thing -- you have to get the bird...

Dino Grandoni

This Little Bird Might Be A Better Musician Than You | Dino Grandoni | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

If you, like millions of other nature lovers, enjoy songbirds every spring, it may be because their tunes are more like human music than you realize. ...

Ducklings All Ditches United

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favourite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level...