Nobody asked the songbirds if they wanted a job, and that’s why America fought the Sparrow War

Great blue herons are certainly a sight to behold, and we’ve got a dozen to behold near Alewife T

Though a harbinger of spring, American robins can use amazing insulating power to winter here

How downy woodpeckers work without harm will amaze you. (It involves a very long tongue.)

Fierce bald eagles were feared to snatch babies, but are vulnerable to hunters, DDT and turbines

Groundhogs are a terrible predictor of weather, scourge to farmers and yet a benefit to medicine

Mute swans, big, voracious, elegant and smart, may have survived through status as a royal meal

Some secrets of those rabbits you see everywhere (which are not even our native species of ‘coney’)

Thomas Morton annoyed Puritans and Pilgrims before telling the world of the green-winged teal

Starlings may have no real link to Shakespeare, but they have gone from hero to villain to victim