Behavior

Why birds do what they do—from feeding, to fighting, singing, and playing.

PODCAST EPISODES

Bird Party: Mixed-Species Flocks

Some bird species form flocks with other species. Learn about the scientific explanations for why this happens.

Episode
17
December 11, 2020
Feathers: Form and Function

Learn about he complex structure of feathers and the different ways they're used by birds.

Episode
13
November 12, 2020
Brood Parasites Are Devious Birds

Brood parasitism is a strange and fascinating breeding strategy seen in several hundred bird species.

Episode
12
November 5, 2020
How Do Birds Sleep?

When birds disappear at night, where and how do they sleep? Learn how sleep in birds is quite different from what humans do.

Episode
10
October 22, 2020
Hummingbirds

An entire episode devoted to hummingbirds— their evolution, diversity, behavior, and more!

Episode
8
September 22, 2020