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  • Possible Insights into the Evolution of Flight

    Possible Insights into the Evolution of Flight

    A study run by the University of Montana might just be able to bring clarity to the evolution of flight, as Brandon Jackson and his team conducted research into bird flight. Their findings have ...

  • Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in New Zealand

    Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in New Zealand

    New Zealanders are often referred to as Kiwis due to their national bird being the elusive kiwi bird. To preserve and assist in the rehabilitation of the wild kiwi numbers in the country, the ...

  • Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    The most tragic and shocking fact is that if nothing is done to increase the numbers of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, this bird could be extinct within the next decade. It is the harsh reality of ...

  • Astounding Research into Great Snipe Migration

    Astounding Research into Great Snipe Migration

    There are twenty-five species of wading birds that fall under the Scolopacidae family, and the great snipe is one of them. Generally recognized by their long bills and plumage coloring that ...

  • 2011 State of the Birds Report

    2011 State of the Birds Report

    In the United States there are more than a thousand bird species, and of that number, two hundred and fifty-one species are either of conservation concern or on the endangered list. The release ...

  • Saving the California Condor

    Saving the California Condor

    Back in 1987, the California condor was considered to be extinct in the wild, with only twenty-seven birds remaining in captivity. Now, thanks to conservation and breeding projects, America's ...

  • Warblers Ward off Imposters

    Warblers Ward off Imposters

    Cuckoos have never been very popular amongst other birds species. They are known to be lazy parents and have become sophisticated in their methods of camouflaging their own eggs to look like ...

  • Monitoring Your Bird’s Body Condition

    Monitoring Your Bird’s Body Condition

    Even though our pet birds are domesticated, there are still some natural characteristics that remain in them, such as the instinct to hide weight loss. In the wild birds are able to mask illness ...

  • Cats are Number One Threat to Birds

    Cats are Number One Threat to Birds

    According to a report by the American Bird conservancy, cats are responsible for the deaths of between 500 million to one billion birds each year in the United States. These figures include ...

  • Study Sheds Light on Bird Collisions

    Study Sheds Light on Bird Collisions

    It seems that the engineering feats of humans, such as wind turbines, telephone poles, pylons and buildings, are accidently causing the death of many birds. As birds are considered creatures ...