Geese are becoming a serious problem on golf courses in the Western Cape and need active management.
Geese droppings on golf courses are a source of great irritation for golfers . They are now calling for the birds to be properly managed.
'Theiving magpies' obsessed with glitter but what's the truth amid the folklore?
Globally bulnerable yellow-breasted pipits are endemic grassland specialists severely affected by current farming practices.
Simple changes to current grassland management has the potential to save many endangered birds.
A juvenile male black-throated mango hummingbird (
Anthracothorax nigricollis) extending his tongue after drinking nectar.
By filming these ultra-speedy feeders at transparent fake flowers, researchers finally figured out how hummingbirds slurp up the nectar so fast.
They’re coming to get you.
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
What would you do if a zombie apocalypse occurred? I recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) zombie website for information. It is incredible (see it here). While the zombie website…
Don Featherstone, the creator of the iconic lawn ornament, died in June.
Through the years, the iconic lawn dweller has migrated across a range of tastes.
Badly sited wind farms may pose a threat to Bearded Vultures in southern Africa.
Wind farms are responsible for a large number of bird deaths. Finding a way to ensure that they can co-exist is vital.
Who’s a clever boy then?
Scientists have identified the brain region that makes it possible for parrots to speak.
There are fewer than 50 Orange-bellied Parrots left in the wild.
AAP Image/Birds Australia
After falling victim to disease, there seems to be little hope left for Australia's most endangered parrot.
The Cape sugarbird is vulnerable to ailments, including obesity, that are linked to climate change and urbanisation.
Species facing the blitz of accelerating, human-driven change don’t always cope well. Birds are among the most visible windows into this world of vulnerability.
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?
How Archaeornithura might have looked.
Fossils of the oldest bird ever pushes back the evolutionary record for birds by nearly six million years.
Swift parrots migrate to Tasmania and breed in the richest patches of flowering trees.
New research shows Tasmania's swift parrots could be extinct in less than 20 years
Come on Australia. Celebrate World Sparrow Day!
Isabel Winney/Peri Bolton
The humble sparrow represents a conduit to nature for many, and its wellbeing is connected to ours. That's reason enough to celebrate World Sparrow Day.
Not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
Gary Miller/Australian Antarctic Division
Emperor penguins are adapted to the bitter cold of Antarctica, but a new study reveals that during the last ice age it got too cold even for them.
It’s tough for humans to get close to an eagle’s nest – but not drones.
Drones, robots and unmanned submarines used to be for military use only. But these days the technology is rapidly advancing and becoming more available for emergency services, farmers, film-makers or the…
Having fun at 5,000m.
There aren’t many animals high up in the Himalayas, but the odd bird passes by. Each year bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) travel from their breeding grounds in China and Mongolia to spend winter in the…
Genomic data sets the record straight on where bird species sit on the avian family tree.
Today’s land birds, from ducks to eagles, shared a common ancestor after dinosaurs went extinct – just one finding from bird…
Australasian Gannets are one reason to get out bird-watching this weekend.
Here’s an activity for you this weekend: either staying at home or heading bush, count the number and type of birds you see. It’s all part of BirdLife Australia’s Challenge Count, an annual event that’s…
He’s gotta lotta bottle.
Great tits are opportunistic copycats. Entire populations can be found performing the same arbitrary behaviour simply because birds copy one another, following a fashion. And it’s this behaviour, reported…