For white-throated sparrows, opposites attract or their offspring pays the price with their lives

Some may find the common grackle despicable, but it’s a bird with a kind of persistent brilliance

Striped skunks have a reputation that stinks, despite spraying only when feeling threatened

Peregrine falcons seem merciless to their prey, but especially vulnerable when they’re nesting

Red-bellied woodpeckers tap away all winter, sometimes to nest in a tree, fence post or pole

Are you seeing ants? The American winter ant keeps the season for itself to gorge for summer

Cedar waxwings love their fruit and berries, sometimes farmers’ fruits and berries too

There are flying squirrels in the dark overhead, with occasional visits to backyard bird feeders

Ben Franklin’s method of preparing a turkey can’t be advised for your Thanksgiving meal

Meet the screech owl, and learn why these birds turn their heads three-quarters around to look