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Birds

Experts get together in Beijing to discuss conservation of key sites for migratory birds in the Yellow Sea

Bonn, 23 September 2014 - Flyways around the world include key stopover sites that are essential for migratory birds to rest and refuel before continuing their journey. Delaware Bay in the Eastern Americas Flyway and the Wadden Sea in the African-Eurasian Flyway are good examples of such critical sites.

23 September 2014

Mass murder by botulism: invasive species drive bird-death surge

LELAND, Michigan—A midsummer overcast lifts as Lake Michigan changes from inky black to a deep blue-green.

18 September 2014

Wildlife licences: can’t shoot robins, but Egyptian geese are game

Changes spare top birds of Britain and allows trapping and releasing protected species found on farmland

17 September 2014

Küste Australiens: Fast die Hälfte der Vögel hat Plastik im Magen

Seevögel verwechseln Plastikmüll mit Nahrung: Etwa die Hälfte der Tiere vor Australiens Küsten hat laut Forschern Kunststoffreste im Magen. Auch andere Tiere sind betroffen.

15 September 2014

Nahrungsschnorrer: Geier lassen ihr Futter von Adlern suchen

Geier sind Schnorrer. Statt selbst mühevoll nach Kadavern zu suchen, beobachten sie andere Raubvögel.

10 September 2014

ACAP Advisory Committee to Address Seabirds Conservation Challenges

Punta del Este, 10 September 2014 - The Eighth Meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC8) of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) will be held from Monday, 15 September to Friday, 19 September 2014, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. A Heads of Delegation meeting will be convened on Sunday, 14 September 2014 in the evening.

10 September 2014

North America's key birds facing extinction, study finds

314 species, including the bald eagle and 10 state birds of US at risk from climate change

09 September 2014

Nighttime Lights Reset Birds' Internal Clocks, Threatening Dawn's Chorus

Brighter nights shift hormones and other biological cues for mating, singing, and finding food.

04 September 2014

Birders flock to see exotic bee-eaters

Brightly-coloured birds, normally found in the Mediterranean, have produced eight chicks on the Isle of Wight.

02 September 2014

Vor 100 Jahren starb die letzte Wandertaube: Marthas einsamer Tod

Im 19. Jahrhundert verdunkelten Schwärme aus Millionen Wandertauben den Himmel über Nordamerika. Vor 100 Jahren starb das letzte Exemplar in einem Zoo.

02 September 2014