Hunting, birdwatching boosts conservation action
What inspires people to support conservation? As concerns grow about the sustainability of our modern society, this question becomes more important. A new study by researchers at Cornell University provides one simple answer: ...
Stalking the sweet-singing, reclusive wood thrush
The wood thrush's song is one of the most beautiful among eastern birds, and its flute-like warble is one of the reasons Vitek Jirinec picked this species to study.
Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector
A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could produce enough power to run a device that collects data – such as location, migration habits or vital physiological ...
'Most attractive' male birds don't have the best genes
'Attractive' male birds that mate with many females aren't passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults ...
Jerdon's babbler once thought extinct is rediscovered
A scientific team from WCS, Myanmar's Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division – MOECAF, and National University of Singapore (NUS) has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct.
More than two million migratory birds killed in Cyprus
More than two million migratory birds were killed in Cyprus last autumn to feed an illicit taste for the delicacy on the Mediterranean island, a conservationist group said Monday.
New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling
Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected turkey flocks in three states—and to stop it from spreading.
Birds flying high over the Great Lakes have a new strategic plan
The Great Lakes are named for their size. And for migrating forest birds, navigating their long shores and big, open waters is an annual obstacle course that makes the Iron Man triathlon look easy.
Throwing the Hackaball around is an education
Habitat degradation and climate shifts impact survival of the White-collared Manakin
Habitat alteration due to forest clearing and climate change threaten wildlife populations throughout the globe. To better understand the interacting effects of habitat degradation and climate on bird populations, ...
Flocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
Why does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. ...
How animals survive Norwegian winter nights
Norwegian mammals and birds have many different methods of surviving long, intense winter nights. A biologist from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) University Museum reveals their ...
US gears up for wild (Canada) goose chase
Park rangers in the US capital are gearing up for a wild goose chase. Literally.