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why do hummingbirds hum
Hummingbird

Why Do Hummingbirds Hum?

Scientists have discovered that the ultra-fast wing flapping of hummingbirds is the source of their characteristic humming sound. There are specific aerodynamics at play which creates the sound that is distinct from other birds and insects. When talking about the sounds that birds make it is usually the bird call […]

where do birds go at night
General Facts

Where Do Birds Go At Night?

Most bird species are diurnal. This means that they’re awake and active during the day and sleep at night. But, because they may be vulnerable to predators while they’re asleep, they have to find safe places where they can slumber without being disturbed. The exception to this is, of course, […]

how do cardinals use glucose to survive
Cardinals

How Do Cardinals Use Glucose to Survive?

Cardinals use glucose as stored energy. During cellular respiration, they use up the energy inside the glucose to stay active and warm. Carbohydrates are an important part of Northern Cardinal’s diet. Glucose, a simple sugar, is especially important in the winter. Read on to learn more about how cardinals need […]