Date Last Updated: August 23, 2019

Tag: scientists

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Migrating Birds May See Earth’s Magnetic Field

    The accuracy with which migrating birds head for, and find, their chosen destination has been a source of wonder for many. Research has revealed many interesting facts over the years and many ...

  • A Bird’s Life

    How long can birds live in the wild? Anyone who has found a dead bird may wonder about their lifespan. Scientists have as well. For decades, they have been marking birds with numbered metal ...

  • 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.