These migratory birds will risk their lives for a good nap

When driving across country, people can only make it so far before stopping off to rest. Likewise, most migratory songbirds must make stops during their long-distance journeys to sleep along the way. Now, researchers have ...

Study reveals key locations for declining songbird

Many of North America's migratory songbirds, which undertake awe-inspiring journeys twice a year, are declining at alarming rates. For conservation efforts to succeed, wildlife managers need to know where they go and what ...

Mercury-ridden songbirds get an extra jolt during migration

Migration is hard on a songbird. It has a commute of thousands of miles—north or south, depending on the season—a journey that often includes a nonstop flight over the Gulf of Mexico or even along nearly the entire coastline ...

Why do migratory birds sing on their tropical wintering grounds?

The first notes of bird song signal the arrival of spring as well as the beginning of mate attraction season, and for many songbird species males with the most elaborate songs do best when it comes to attracting females. ...

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