How Do Birds Stay Warm During Winter?

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Many birds don’t fly south during winter, like woodpeckers, cardinals, and chickadees. So how do they stay warm during winter?

These birds often find a warm place to spend winter nights in. They will look for shelters in tree cavities, upturned roots, tree stumps, etc. People have also found birds in abandoned cars, in mailboxes, old shoes, garages, etc.

Why don’t they just migrate like many other kinds of birds? Turns out, birds that don’t migrate have evolved to overcome the harsh weather. During the winter days, they are mostly on the run for food, and it’s nighttime when they need a shelter to hide in.