Birds seem to be popping up everywhere in trivia these days. Just yesterday, I was listening to a quiz show on NPR when the host asked a really thought-provoking question: does it take birds longer to fly south for winter or return north in spring?

Consider the answer and, if you’d like, share your guess in the comments. If anyone is interested, I’ll share the fascinating answer.

My buddy Seth tipped me off to A.Word.A.Day at Last week, they ran vocabulary related to birds. The following words all have associations with avians, although some connections are more tenuous than others. Try your luck with this lexicon:


Got any other interesting recent bird trivia?

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.