Ecology

How birds interact with each other, other species, and with the greater environment.

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
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
Migration in Birds

Migration is one of the most amazing things about birds— their seemingly miraculous feats of orientation and endurance on long-distance, annual flights.

Episode
4
September 18, 2020
Competition Between Bird Species

When multiple bird species need the same limited resource—whether its food, nesting habitat, or something else—there’s a good chance those species are competing with each other.

Episode
2
September 16, 2020