Tag: pigeon

  • Searching for Magnetoreceptors in Birds

    Searching for Magnetoreceptors in Birds

    The theory that navigational skills in some birds may be influenced by iron particles in their beaks reacting to the magnetic field of the earth, has recently been refuted by scientists at ...

  • Mites and Chickens

    Mites and Chickens

    Most people do not realize chickens can contract mites. However, this is actually a pretty common problem with our outdoor bird friends. It is generally noticed with feathers falling out, ...

  • Six Foreign Species Fall under Endangered Species Act

    Six Foreign Species Fall under Endangered Species Act

    Many bird species across the world have been placed under protection, as the importance of conserving them has become necessary. Due to their declining numbers, ornithologist have been ...

  • Pigeons Can Recognize Human Faces

    Pigeons Can Recognize Human Faces

    It seems that years of sharing space with humans and being forced to adapt to changes in city lifestyles, has taught pigeons a few tricks that are quite remarkable to say the least. They might ...

  • 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 ...

  • LAPC Young Bird Show 2010

    The LAPC Young Bird Show is considered to be one of the most anticipated birding events on the West Coast calendar, and this year promises to be an even bigger event. With the Los Angeles Pigeon ...

  • Birds Have Chemical Compass to Aid Navigation

    For decades scientists have been puzzling over an intriguing wildlife mystery: how is it that birds navigate? Each year thousands of these feathered creatures make massive journeys halfway ...