Tag: research

  • Operation Migration Continues Despite Challenges

    A while back a feel-good family movie called “Fly Away Home” highlighted the work done by a group of people who call themselves Operation Migration. The job of these dedicated people is to ...

  • New Zealand’s Mischievous Kea Parrot

    Not very many people have heard of a Kea Parrot. This average-sized parrot hails from the forested and alpine regions of New Zealand’s South Island and it is listed as a ‘vulnerable’ ...

  • Father & Son Assess Strange Nesting Habits

    The Wilson Journal of Ornithology recently published an article documenting the unusual nesting habits of the White-winged Diuca Finch. This was the first research ever published which detailed ...

  • Bird Breeding Season: The Good News And The Bad News

    The RSPB has been particularly excited, and also perplexed, at the highs and lows in bird populations this breeding season. On the one hand, it appears that many of their conservation efforts ...

  • Migration Flights Test Bird Stamina

    It has long been known that migrating birds embark on particularly long and grueling journeys when they cross the oceans. What hasn’t been known for sure is whether or not they somehow ...

  • Wind Turbines Won’t Harm Birds in the Fens

    It seems to be a glaringly obvious concern – will the installation of additional wind farms in lowland agricultural areas in the UK cause birds to abandon the area? They are, after all, very ...

  • The 6th Annual Avian Seminar Hosted by NIPS

    The Northern Illinois Parrot Society (NIPS) is all set to host its 6th annual seminar. This year’s seminar is titled “Flying into Knowledge” and will be held at the Centre at North ...

  • Green Woodhoopoe Displays Remarkable Team Spirit

    Ongoing research into bird behavior continues to reveal fascinating facts about the multitude of feathered creatures that share our planet. Results from recent research indicates that when a ...

  • Mirror Test Reveals Magpie’s Amazing Self-Recognition Ability

    In a research project which shatters the long held belief that the ability of self-recognition was restricted to select primates, it has been discovered that Magpies also have this ability. ...

  • Mini Macaws Make Magnificent Pets

    Aspiring bird owners often think that a Macaw will make the perfect pet bird. But after a bit of research they find that these larger parrots require a lot of care and effort, mainly due to ...