Tag: research

  • A Bird’s Touch

    Nature not only surrounds us with sheer beauty but also offers an abundance of fascinating new discoveries that continue to amaze us. Just when we think we know everything about an animal or ...

  • Anting Behavior in Birds

    Anting is a form of bird behavior that has yet to be explained by researchers and scientists. Even though hundreds of bird species engage in anting all over the world, no-one has been able to ...

  • Feather Degrading Bacteria Studied

    The existence of feather degrading bacteria in wild birds was only discovered for the first time approximately ten years ago. This natural phenomenon has therefore been plaguing ornithologists ...

  • Bird Migration Influenced by Toxic Molecule

    As scientists and biologists continue to struggle to discover exactly what causes birds to migrate with such accuracy, it seems new breakthroughs continue to be made. A recent discovery reported ...

  • New Discovery Sheds Light on Bird Evolution

    Up until a few days ago it was a commonly held belief that modern birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs such as the tyrannosaurus or allosaurus. Now new evidence has been found in favour of the ...

  • Shifting Migrations Might Indicate Global Warming

    Each year thousands of citizens in the US get involved with the annual Christmas bird count. They are not professional birders, but their counts do help biologists and other researchers to get ...

  • Research & Studies

    Many Non Government Organizations (NGO) and Non-profit organizations (NPO) study and conduct research on birds, often inviting the public to get involved. Most bird research is conducted by Ornithologists, and the information gathered by the study of birds is used to gain insight into their behavior and how they relate, and adapt, to their environment. […]

  • Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii)

    For many years the the Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii) and Cory’s Shearwater were viewed as one, but after extensive research, many differences between the two have been identified. This has led to a classification of the two as seperate species. As these two groups are often found together, it is clear that the Cape […]

  • Conservation

    With the increasing loss of bird species throughout the world, bird conservation should be of great concern to all. Why should we be concerned with bird conservation? Birds bring pleasure to humankind. In fact more than 63 million Americans are enthusiastic bird watchers and that number is growing. Try to imagine the world without the […]

  • Clutch Size Research Reveals Interesting New Insight

    Anyone with an interest in birds may have spent at least a little time wondering why it is that some bird species lay only one egg while others lay up to ten eggs. The question certainly seems ...