Songbird communities are typically less diverse, and many species are less abundant, near roads.
Collisions with windows are a serious source of mortality for birds: hundreds of millions die from window strikes each year in the U.S. alone.
Urban life has its ups and downs, for birds no less than for people.
Scientists know that bird song sounds different in cities than it does in rural areas.
Birds that live in urban areas are better at figuring out how to access new sources of food compared to rural birds of the same species, says a new study.
The glow of porch lights attracts a scrumptious bounty of moths and other insects for hungry geckos, who in turn bask in the lights’ warmth.
Two recent studies are helping scientists understand bird-window collisions, one of the biggest sources of human-caused bird mortality in the U.S.
Corvids, especially those that cache seeds, might be responsible for sustaining pine and oak forests.
By now you’ve probably seen those viral photos of a hazy, smoky, pollution-riddled Beijing.
The Galápagos finches made famous by Charles Darwin have been under attack by parasitic flies that feed on nestlings’ blood.