Birds

Meetings in Singapore Set up the Avian Agenda for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Two important avian meetings took place back to back in Singapore early in 2017: the first was a meeting of the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI), a group that operates under the Arctic Council’s CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna); the second was the 9th Meeting of Partners to the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

18 January 2017

Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese

Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.

16 January 2017

West Bengal village welcomes migratory birds, but frowns on tourists

"The villagers have taken the key initiative to protect the migratory birds. They don't hurt the birds nor let anyone hurt them."

16 January 2017

Does the bald eagle's comeback spell bad news for other species?

The national bird has made a dramatic comeback in the last few decades. But now, the predator is seeking out livestock and even some endangered species as food.

15 January 2017

Alien bird risk from pet trade

The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.

BBC

13 January 2017

Lost British birdsong discovered in New Zealand birds

Recordings of New Zealand yellowhammer accents enable scientists to hear how their British relatives might have sounded 150 years ago.

12 January 2017

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better.

11 January 2017

Vögel fliegen Vögeln zum XXXX hinterher

Fortpflanzung, das ist das oberste Ziel männlicher Graubruststrandläufer. Um möglichst viele Weibchen zu begatten, legt manches Männchen Tausende Kilometer Flugstrecke zurück.

10 January 2017

Un viaje de 13.000 kilómetros por una cita

Los playeritos pectorales recorren miles de kilómetros en busca de hembras durante la temporada de reproducción.

10 January 2017

Sandpipers go the extra 8,000 miles to have as much sex as possible

Small birds were observed travelling to as many as 24 different breeding sites in Alaska within six weeks, further than flying from Paris to Moscow.

10 January 2017