Murder Most Foul

A true crime story from the bird world. [Read more]

A Brown-headed Stepchild

Brown-headed Cowbirds are brood parasites, which means they lay their eggs in other birds’ nests and leave the job of child-rearing to unwitting foster parents. Hearing two begging cowbirds in two days got me thinking. What if the begging of the cowbird sounds nothing like the begging of its foster parents’ biological chicks? Is it less likely to be fed? [Read more]