Evolution

The history of bird lineages and the ways they have adapted to their environments.

PODCAST EPISODES

5 Awesome Things We Learned About Birds in 2020

Ivan describes his top 5 interesting bird studies from 2020, in no particular order.

Episode
19
December 31, 2020
What Is a Species, Really?

The definition of ‘species’ isn’t as simple as you might think. In this episode, we look at the methods ornithologists use to identify and name bird species.

Episode
15
November 28, 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
The Biodiversity of Birds

The world's bird species— a total over 10,000— are spread across all seven continents, and across a vast majority of the world’s ecosystems.

Episode
3
September 17, 2020