Birds

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

Golden eagles remain endangered in Mexico

Only about 100 couples remain in the wild, according to official estimates

Mexico News Daily

21 June 2016

Why North Korea is a safe haven for birds

Photos from inside North Korea reveal how the ecology of the secretive Asian country is preventing the extinction of several once plentiful species of migratory birds.

20 June 2016

Urban bird species risk dying prematurely due to stress

Birds of the species Parus major (great tit) living in an urban environment are at greater risk of dying young than great tits living outside cities.
20 June 2016

Flying for their lives

Every year, millions of shorebirds fly between Australasia and the Arctic. But for many, this will be their last flight

20 June 2016

Fundraising drive aims to save seabird paradise

World heritage site of St Kilda, 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, is suffering a dramatic fall in species due to warming seas

19 June 2016

Sea eagle reintroduced to Isle of Mull - photo essay

The sea eagle, also known as the white-tailed eagle, was driven to extinction in Britain earlier this century.

16 June 2016

Good News from Slimbridge about Spoon-billed Sandpipers

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge, UK has just announced that two of the captive pairs of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) have between them laid seven eggs.

14 June 2016

Endangered sandpipers lay eggs in captivity for the first time

Wildlife experts say the seven eggs laid by two spoon-billed sandpipers at WWT Slimbridge gives new hope for the species’ tiny wild population

14 June 2016

Where have all our curlew gone?

The Stiperstones, Shropshire We might have been walking towards a future devoid of the riveting, other-worldly call of the curlew

13 June 2016