Date Last Updated: August 19, 2019

Tag: extinct

  • Slender-billed Curlews Extinct?

    Sometimes the daily habits of a certain bird species may be so obscure that ornithologists are not even sure how many of them exist. That certainly seems to be the case with the Slender-billed ...

  • Britain’s Bitterns Respond Positively to Conservation Efforts

    Considered to be on the brink of extinction in Britain just over a decade ago, the bittern has made a remarkable come-back, with the species enjoying its best recorded nesting season in the ...

  • One in Eight Birds in Danger of Extinction

    According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), one in eight bird species is currently facing extinction. The most recent update of the Red List of threatened bird ...

  • Experts Estimate Birds Will Be Grossly Affected By Global Warming

    According to recent research and data, as many as 20-30% of all animal species will be at an increased risk of extinction if temperatures continue to rise. Experts estimate that an increase of ...

  • The Rare Takahe of New Zealand

    The colorful and unusual takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is not a bird that many people are familiar with. In fact, it wasn’t very long ago when the bird was thought to be extinct since there ...

  • Black Grouse Saved from Extinction

    The Black Grouse appears on the IUCN Red List of endangered species and was considered to be one of the bird species most likely to become extinct. However, through the dedicated efforts of ...

  • Remarkable Re-discovery of Beck’s Petrel

    With the last verified sighting of a Beck’s Petrel being almost 80 years ago, conservationists were of the opinion that this particular bird species (Pseudobulweria becki) had become extinct. ...

  • Why the Dodo Bird?

    In the last 400 years, at least 75 bird species became extinct. Of all these tragic species, the dodo is the best known. How did the dodo gain so much popular attention, when it went extinct way ...