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Roboraptors and the Alarm Call Network

What's one way that you might study bird calls and communication, especially around alarm calls? Try revealing a predator in the forest... but not just any kind of predator. A robo-predator. ...the researchers em­...

Illustrating the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Wall of Birds

In 2014, artist Jane Kim was commissioned to paint a mural of 270 representative bird species -- including some extinct species, a few dinosaurs, and a black caiman -- on 3,000 square feet (280 square meters) of wall ...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Horned Owl Live Cam

New favorite thing: Watching a Great Horned Owl sitting on her nest (and two eggs) on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds Great Horned Owl webcam. Formerly an eagle cam, the owl cam is located in Savannah...

What makes owls so quiet & so deadly for prey? – Deep Look

Get a close up look at the sound-muffling feathers of an owl. Add powerful low-light vision and a nocturnal nature, providing her with the cover of darkness, and the owl becomes a stealthy ambush hunter. From KQED's D...

The silent flight superpower of a stealthy predator: The Owl

It would be hard to escape a predator that has night vision, excellent hearing, and can swoop down upon prey in complete silence. In this clip from Owl Power, via Nature on PBS, an 11 year old barn owl named Kensa pro...

The Burrowing Owl’s Cozy Underground Home

Owls that live underground! The Burrowing Owl's Cozy Home is a vacant prairie dog hole, a cool alternative (around 59F or 15C) to the extreme heat above ground. They eat small rodents, insects, amphibians, and reptile...

Imping an injured owl’s wing to make it stronger

If you’re a two year old, injured snowy owl in need of some new feathers, you’ll be lucky to find yourself at a raptor center like the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Th...

Grant Olney‘s Not From Body

This beautiful paper cut-out animated video for Grant Olney's Not From Body was directed by Hlín Davíðsdóttir. It follows an owl being ostracized by other animals in the forest and how the owl moves beyond that experi...

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony (1937)

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon from 1937. Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. Marking the first use of Disney’s...

Joel Sartore‘s Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

From photographer Joel Sartore's Biodiversity Project, a video to promote his book Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, which beautifully showcases species that are in danger of disappearing in Ame...

Snowy Owl Invasion

Snowy Owl Invasion from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:  Snowy Owls lead nomadic lives and travel vast distances from year to year searching for productive feeding areas. Some years, most recently in the winter o...

Slow motion wonder: Eurasian Eagle Owl landing

Silent slow motion footage of an incoming Eurasian Eagle Owl. Related watching: more owl videos. Thanks, Jason.

Lovely Owl

Okay, every once in a while, we might go for cute around here: This video is ridiculously cute, plus we get to see just a few of the 220 to 225 species of owls in existence. — Another one? Okay, to balance the ...

The Brown Owl’s remarkable head stability

Owls can exhibit a remarkable head stability during angular movement of the body about any axis passing through the skull. Behold the example video from The Vestibular System of the Owl (...