Birds

Next AEWA Standing Committee Meeting to Take Place in Uganda

The 10th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee (StC10) is being held from 8-10 July in Kampala at the kind invitation of the Ugandan Government. It will be the first time that the Standing Committee has met in Africa.

03 July 2015

A future without puffins for south and west Iceland - video

Erpur Snær Hansen, director of ecological research at the South Iceland Nature Centre, has been investigating the puffin population of the Westman Islands since 2007.

30 June 2015

Birdwatching helping to boost tourism in Uganda

East African country is home to about 11 percent of the world's bird population.

28 June 2015

Why are seabirds abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California?

Warming oceanographic conditions, fishing pressure are driving nesting seabirds away from their ancestral breeding ground in Mexico into California harbors

27 June 2015

Rare birds return to remote island after successful rat eradication programme

Rare birds are returning to nest on the remote island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic where the biggest ever rat-eradication programme has ended in apparent success, scientists have said.

25 June 2015

Gannets flight tracked in real time for the first time via 3G

Devices fitted on tail feathers record location as GPS tags creating a live flight path on website showing how far the birds are flying to find food for their chicks

22 June 2015

African vultures declining at a critical rate

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to quali

19 June 2015

Numbers show threatened bittern is booming again - RSPB

One of the UK's most threatened birds - the bittern - is returning to England and Wales, according to conservationists.

18 June 2015

Global seabird decline greater than expected

The global seabird population may have fallen by almost 70 per cent since 1950, a new study suggests.

17 June 2015

Mobile phone towers in Hyderabad driving migratory birds crazy

HYDERABAD: Increasing radiation from thousands of mobile phone towers in Hyderabad is playing havoc with the natural flight paths of migratory birds, experts said on Monday.

16 June 2015