Welcome to our inaugural Blog Carnival, a monthly round up of dinosaur-related news and analysis on the blogosphere. If you’d like to submit a post for consideration in our forthcoming Carnivals, leave your blog's URL in the comments here.Taking Flight: “New research on the feathered dinosaur Micro...
October 31, 2008 | By Mark Strauss
What features define a bird?It seems like a fairly simple question, especially since birds are very different from other living groups of vertebrates like reptiles, but over the past decade a flood of new fossils has shown that many of the features we think of as being unique to birds first evolved...
October 30, 2008 | By Brian Switek
Happy migration season, everyone!The one consolation of fall's creeping cold and darkness is that you might see very weird birds this time of year. Birds you wouldn't normally see because they nest far to the north and spend the winter far to the south.And birds, of course, are just latter-day dino...
October 27, 2008 | By Laura Helmuth
Long before the dinosaurs were scientifically described in the early 19th century, their tracks were known. The strange footprints inspired Native American legends and were said to be “turkey tracks” by some European settlers. The first scientific studies of the tracks concluded that they had been ...
October 22, 2008 | By Brian Switek
When you purchase some frozen chicken from the supermarket, you are really buying the frosted remains of a living dinosaur. Over the past decade an abundance of fossils from China has convincingly illustrated that birds evolved from small, predatory dinosaurs, and even the giant Tyrannosaurs might ...
October 16, 2008 | By Brian Switek
Passions run high in an Australian town: Should the endangered birds be feared—or fed?
October 2008 | By Brendan Borrell
California's lead bullet ban protects condors and other wildlife, but its biggest beneficiaries may be humans
September 09, 2008 | By John Moir
Electronic eggs hatch new insights into breeding exotic birds at the National Zoo
October 2007 | By Jess Blumberg
They fly 50 miles per hour. Go years without touching land. Predict the weather. Mate for life. And they're among the world's most endangered birds. Can albatrosses be saved?
September 2007 | By Kennedy Warne
A fleet of inventions aims to protect albatrosses from harm
September 2007 | By Kennedy Warne
Preparing the critically endangered whooping crane for migration could save the flock
September 01, 2007 | By Alistair Wearmouth
"Mafia" cowbirds muscle warblers into raising their young
March 01, 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
Little noticed by the outside world, perhaps the most dramatic decline of a wild animal in history has been taking place in India and Pakistan. Large vultures, vitally necessary and once numbering in the tens of millions, now face extinction. But why?
February 2007 | By Susan McGrath
The first two Asian vultures breed in captivity
February 01, 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
How did the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was feared extinct, hang on all these years?
August 2005 | By Scott Weidensaul
A woodpecker feared extinct reappears in Arkansas
June 2005 | By Laura Helmuth
The California condor learns from people, other condors and the school of hard knocks
September 2004 | By A.J.S. Rayl
Without the extraordinary dedication of a few conservationists, New Zealand's kakapo would likely have gone the way of the dodo
October 2002 | By Derek Grzelewski
More than 400,000 albatross pairs nest on Midway Atoll, which is now the site of an extraordinary National Wildlife Refuge
September 2001 | By Timothy Foote
Caution: Unexpected birdsong can cause flashbacks that lift the listener out of time and place
March 1999 | By John P. Wiley, Jr