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

Local’s photo of Canada geese chicks wins in Mass Audubon contest

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

Northern cardinals bless our region year-round with brilliant color, unique song and avian antics

Chickadees are little, but you wouldn’t know it from appetite for caterpillars and other insects

Look close in winter thickets for a mockingbird, imitator of sounds from alarms to barking dogs

Red-tailed hawks survived bounties and DDT era and now are at home swooping around city skies

A tufted titmouse might fly in to steal your hair, plucking it while you sleep to help build a nest