Move over, bin chickens: bin cockies are here, and scientists say they’re confirming the cultural intelligence hypothesis.
A world-first study inspected 900 bird nest specimens from 1823 to 2018. The types of debris the birds use reflect changes in Australian society over time.
These hefty dinosaur birds stand as tall as humans, enough to dissuade most from getting too close. But how would they fare against each other in a fight? A wildlife expert places her bet.
This autumn, embrace puddles. Even tiny pools of water can be essential for birds, trees and pets — from washing away chemicals on leaves to forcing worms to emerge.
Researcher and photographer Claire Greenwell explains why people are the biggest threat to nesting shorebirds, and the simple ways you can help keep them safe next time you’re at the beach.
Researchers strapped tracking devices to 20 powerful owls in Melbourne and learned these apex predators are increasingly choosing to sleep in urban areas, from backyard trees to golf courses.
I collected data about my neighbourhood sulphur-crested cockatoos while stuck home in Melbourne’s lockdown. I learned that each bird can eat 200 onion grass plants per hour.
Birdwatchers have long known that to conserve nature, we need not only the intellectual expertise of science but also an emotional affinity with the living things around us.
In April, BirdLife Australia survey numbers jumped to 2,242. That’s a tenfold increase from 241 in April last year.
Each B&B is a green sanctuary for pollinators, containing pollinating plants and shelters like beehives and nesting boxes.
Kea were able to correctly guess the most probable scenarios, by evaluating various physical and social cues. Previously, only great apes and humans were known to be able to understand probability.
Never underestimate a person with dyslexia - the skills and strategies they’ve developed to survive academia can be the right fit for effective communication.
Latest results from garden bird surveys in New Zealand show that at least six non-native species have declined over the past decade.