Research shows providing food for birds not only stops them going hungry, it may help them fight off infection too.
What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re an Audubon’s Oriole or a Townsend’s Solitaire.
Researchers used ‘citizen science’ birdwatching data to rank Australian species. Among the most elusive birds were ‘hide and seek’ champions and a few possibly headed for extinction.
From dark dragonflies becoming paler to plants flowering earlier, some species are slowly evolving with the climate. Evolutionary biologists explain why few will evolve fast enough.
Our birds are tough. They went through some mean climatic conditions to make Australia home.
Birds’ nest-building skills are informed by their environment and experiences, and nests can reflect the individual styles of their builders.
Only after a species is identified and listed by taxonomists can it be protected. Yet we still don’t have one globally agreed-upon list of every species. A new 74-nation survey points to the solution.
246 scientists looked at the same data sets and drew very different conclusions.
New research looks at how different species have managed to cross geographic barriers throughout history and whether their individual traits played a crucial role in these journeys.
Our airspace has only started to become cluttered recently – many birds are struggling to navigate through it.
Scientists pour over the existing literature on corvids’ smarts to debunk some myths, and uphold others.
Your less manicured garden has the potential to combat tackle climate change and help wildlife survive.
There’s shocking new evidence of rodenticide poisoning in Australia’s nocturnal predatory birds. High concentrations of the active ingredients were found in 92% of the 60 dead birds they tested.
A new assessment of the population status of Europe’s birds reveals that the number of species that are of conservation concern is increasing.
Owls are masterpieces of adaption, having honed their expertise as night predators over millions of years. Two new books delve into the world of these birds and the battle to protect certain species.
New research shows climate change will harm animal welfare – including your pet.
Interest in bird feeding surged soon after COVID lockdowns began in more than 100 countries. While this activity boosts people’s wellbeing, care must be taken to ensure it’s also good for the birds.
Drone use has increased dramatically, but what effect will this have on our endangered shorebirds? New research shows the eastern curlew is easily startled, prompting others to take flight.
It appears to be widespread among all sorts of different birds.
A newborn bison calf in Yellowstone National Park had to be euthanized after a visitor handled it in May 2023 – a recent example of how trying to help wild animals often harms them.