Bird Molt

Similar to humans molting hair, birds molt feathers. But why does it happen? Can it help them change their appearance? When does it happen?

Read through the article "Confusing Seasonal Variations: Molt and its Effects on Bird Identification" in our Fall 2023 issue of Illinois Audubon magazine to learn more about the process of molt. Then take this quiz to show what you know about birds and feather molt.