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Brian Monnin & the Galapagos Kids

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Photo courtesy of MTSobek Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinat...

The Resilience of Mama and Papa Finch

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The spring after I purchased my first house about seven years ago, a lovely new neighbor moved in. Mama and Papa Finch built a nest at the top of one ...

The Essential Nutrient Your Pet Bird Could Be Lacking

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Except for bird owners who live in warm, sunny climates and can have their pets outside for several hours a day, most of us need to provide indoor UV lighting to ensure our birds get the exposure they need for good health.

PHOTOS: 11 Cool Science Tattoos

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Some people have science under their skin—literally. Instead of hearts or anchors, they get tattoos of their favorite scientific subjects--from DNA ...

State Investigating Dead Birds Found Near National Arts Club | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GRAMERCY PARK -- New York State environmental officials launched an investigation Tuesday into the dead zebra finches that were found on the streets a...

Life and Death Among the Finches

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

Last year, several eggs, hatched as you see. However, a Blue Jay stole all the babies but the one you see, it's whereabouts unknown.

Baby finches survive, leave the nest!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Alek K has had cameras on a House Finch nest, worried that predators might get 'em like last time. He reports that it's empty nest time:I can authori...

Newly Goat-Free, a Galapagos Island Awaits a Finch Renaissance

The Daily Green | Dan Shapley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When Charles Darwin first came upon the Galapagos Islands, he wasn't as impressed with the diversity of bird life he found there as is widely believed...

Fighting Finches, Canaries Had Sharpened Beaks

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Some saffron finches seized last month in an alleged Connecticut bird-fighting ring had sharpened beaks, and at least one had...