How Do Birds Stay Warm in Winter?

 

Puffed up robin

Have you ever thought about how birds stay warm when it’s cold out? In winter, I watch birds coming to our feeders all day long. Why are they eating so much? And why do they puff up their feathers? All of this, and more, has to do with how they keep warm. Birds have a warmer body temperature than humans do, and they need a lot of food to help maintain that. They also use strategies like huddling together in cavities or seeking shelter in bushes or up against your house.

If this is interesting to you, read more from Audubon.