Found across the world, birds range from small and difficult-to-spot songbirds to the majestic bald eagle. Though a few birds are flightless, most fly and all have feathers. Typically birds are adapted to have low take-off weights and high power-to-weight ratios. Many species undertake long migrations every year.
This fearsome group includes eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and their relatives. Learn more
The prairies and other grasslands of the world provide rich habitat for a wide range of bird species. Learn more
The term "songbird" refers to a large number of species that are often known for their calls rather than their looks. Learn more
Planet Earth is home to more than 180 species of woodpecker, each of whom has a unique adaptation to habitat. Learn more
Waders and shorebirds feed in the rich shallow waters of shores and coastlines. Learn more
Humans have long depended upon waterfowl for food and for feathers. This group includes geese, swans and ducks. Learn more