The real name for a “gooney bird” is laysan albatross.
A male albatross is called a royal.
An albatross can get seasick if it lands on a ship at sea.
An albatross makes its nest after it lays its eggs, not before. Isn’t much of a nest, though. Just a little ridge of mud to keep the eggs from rolling away.
That sea bird called the frigate can neither swim nor dive. If its feathers get waterlogged, it sinks.
Herring Gulls are very social birds and prefer to nest in colonies. Both members of a pair help build the nest.
Pelicans have to breathe through their mouths because they have no nostrils.
If you see a semicircle of pelicans swimming on a lake, they are probably herding fish toward shore...corralling them, sort of, before scooping them up.
The green-backed heron doesn’t just stand there motionless at water’s edge, waiting for fish. It oftentimes drops a single small feather on the water in front of it...to bait the fish.
The western diamondback rattlesnake can inject enough venom in one bite to kill 45 people.