Birds

Cuckoo migration 'now more perilous'

Britain has lost more than 70 percent of its cuckoos in the last 25 years, but tiny tracking devices fitted to some of the birds may have solved the mystery of their decline.

20 July 2016

Warming Arctic could disrupt migration patterns of millions of birds

Some shoreburds travel thousands of miles to reach their Arctic breeding grounds - breeding grounds that could soon be gone

20 July 2016

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

Governments throughout the Mediterranean have agreed the need for tougher penalties and stricter surveillance in order to enforce a new “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to clamp down on the annual slaughter of millions of migratory birds in the region.

14 July 2016

Osprey mark 20 years at Rutland

More than 100 osprey chicks have been born since the birds were reintroduced into England 20 years ago.

BBC

06 July 2016

Environmental crime endangers biodiversity: Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

Illegal activities, such as poaching of wild animals, are common worldwide and threaten biological diversity. Overexploitation is one of the main drivers of bird declines globally, and is the second most significant threat (after habitat loss) to migratory birds.Killed or trapped in huge numbers, some species are being driven to extinction.

05 July 2016

How frigatebirds cross entire oceans without ever needing to rest

Europeans named the birds "frigate" for their resemblance to the swift warships. They look powerful, with their forked tails and long, slender wings; the shadows they cast on the sea surface could

30 June 2016

Malta’s first marine Special Protection Areas announced

Good news for endangered Maltese seabirds! The national government has given Malta its first eight marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs) specifically for birds.

29 June 2016

These people are stealing birds' eggs to save the species

The spoon-billed sandpiper is so endangered, there are only about 200 breeding pairs left. So conservationists are taking their eggs away

28 June 2016

Leopard's killing of rare African penguins sparks conservation debate

Some conservationists say endangered birds at the South African reserve take priority, but others argue that locally the big cat is rarer

22 June 2016