What to Do If You Find an Injured Bird

What to Do If You Find an Injured Bird

Photo: Leonard Jerry Horsford (Shutterstock) You don’t need to intervene if you find a baby bird. Truly, fledglings don’t need your help. But an injured bird is another matter. If one flies into your streak-free windowfor instance, and is now lying on your deck, it only makes sense that you’d want to help out your … Read more

Explained: What are bird strikes and how they can affect flights

Explained: What are bird strikes and how they can affect flights

Sunday saw at least two bird strike incidents happen — one involving a SpiceJet plane flying Patna-Delhi and the second on an IndiGo aircraft flying Guwahati-Delhi. Following both of these incidents, the aircraft had to return back to their origin airports and were grounded for maintenance. What happened on these flights? An IndiGo A320neo aircraft … Read more

The Weather Channel, for Birds

The Weather Channel, for Birds

In April, BirdCast, a project run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, unveiled its new Migration Dashboard. Think of it as the avian version of the Weather Channel, except that instead of telling you about an incoming rainstorm, it shows you how many migratory birds are flying over your county at night. For example, last … Read more