In April, BirdLife Australia survey numbers jumped to 2,242. That's a tenfold increase from 241 in April last year.
For Black birdwatchers, the outdoors is a relaxing space but not one free from racism and discrimination.
As Black birdwatcher Christian Cooper learned in New York City's Central Park, nature is seen as a white space and Black birdwatching as an aberration.
Is it that same busy squirrel you’re watching every day?
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
A male Olive-backed Euphonia (
Euphonia gouldi), photographed in Costa Rica.
Birds spend a lot of time and energy singing, but they don't do it the same way in every season of the year. And some can't sing at all. What's the purpose of birdsong?
Mallard pair at the at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.
Both male and female birds sing to impress other birds, but as well as that, they do it for pleasure!
London should be one giant pigeon cemetery, but you rarely see the bodies.
A new study, recently published in the journal Bird Conservation International, will help inform the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
A team of researchers led by Edith Cowan University have surveyed the PNG island of New Britain to see how the bird population is faring. There's good news and bad news.
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Fifteen charter planes arrived in Orkney after a red-windged blackbird was spotted.
Red-breasted Nuthatches are irrupting this winter across North America.
Heather Elaine Ritchie/Flickr
During bird irruptions, hundreds or thousands of a single species show up outside their normal territory. Most of what we know about irruptions comes from data collected by citizen scientists.
New research explains why habitat loss means male willow warblers now outnumber females – and that's bad news for the species.
You can see the spectacular regent bowerbird surprisingly close to Sydney.
There are hundreds of places to see birds close to Australian cities.
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…
It’s easy to find your way home at night. From space.
Britain is a nation of birders. Thanks to TV shows such as the BBC’s Springwatch, bird feeding and watching is more popular than ever. More than half the UK adult population goes to feed the birds at least…
Will the sun set on migratory songbird hunting, or the birds themselves?
In an article for National Geographic and a forthcoming documentary film, author and birder Jonathan Franzen ponders the slaughter of migratory songbirds around the Mediterranean, and asks how it can be…