Tag: research

  • Birds Versus Power Lines

    If you travel to South Africa soon, you may well discover that as a developing nation with fast-increasing population, the country is struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for ...

  • Bird Banding

    Bird banding (also called bird ringing) is an important tool for bird research and studies. Scientists put numbered metal bands around a bird's leg, and keep track of where the birds are recaptured.

  • Do birds have a sense of smell?

    Perhaps you've heard this old-wives' tale: "if you touch a baby bird, its parents will reject it because it smells like humans". This tale isn't true, because birds have a very poor sense of ...

  • Bird Species: Red Crossbills

    Red Crossbills are brick-red songbirds that specialize in eating pine-cone seeds. They have an unusual bill- the tips cross over each other, almost as if their bill is overgrown. This shape ...

  • Ode to Robert Stroud – Birds

    Burt Lancaster would be proud. More than 40 years after the film "The Birdman of Alcatraz" hit movie theaters, the name of Robert Stroud -- while not necessarily a household word -- is still ...