(AP) — When Daniel Kristensen felt the back of the 11,000-pound snow groomer he was driving slide toward the edge of the old logging road he knew he was in trouble.

Every social network has its fake news. And in animal communication networks, even birds discern the trustworthiness of their neighbors, a study from the University of Montana suggests.

John James Audubon (1785–1851) was an ornithologist, wildlife artist, and naturalist. Born in the West Indies, he grew up in France. He came to the United States at age 18 and began studying birds. He traveled from Florida in the south, to Labrador, Canada, in the north, and to the Yellowsto…

The University of Montana’s Avian Science Center collects, synthesizes and communicates knowledge about birds and their ecosystems for the conservation of natural resources. This mission often translates to analyzing the approaches used to collect information about birds, improving the scien…