Birds

Turns Out One of World's Rarest Songbirds Never Actually Existed

This is so strange.<p>In a truly fascinating case, scientists have discovered that what was once thought to be an extremely rare, elusive songbird in …

Central Africa

How to Prevent Birds From pooping on Your Fence and Other Surfaces

credit: Anup Shah/Digital Vision/Getty Images<p>Beautiful birds can become a nuisance.<p>Step 1<p>Hang reflective bird diverters from strings along your fence …

Birds

Documents show 150 birds killed to protect university work

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Federal documents show a University of Florida research unit killed more than 150 birds in the past 10 years to protect …

University of Florida

Bird is the word in Vancouver

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It would seem this week in Vancouver bird is the word–the Vancouver International Bird Festival is on today through next …

Western Canada

Mumbai: Gorai creek turns a feasting place for over 1000 flamingos

After delighting Mumbaikars with its presence in the Malad creek, the Greater flamingos have surprised bird watchers after a flock of 1000 flamingos …

India News

Plane grounded after striking birds at St. Louis Lambert International Airport

<b>ST. LOUIS</b> <b>COUNTY</b> • A flight from St. Louis to Atlanta was grounded after it struck a flock of birds on takeoff Saturday morning.<p>Delta flight 1080 took …

Aviation

how birds find their food, with ellen blackstone of 'birdnote'

how birds find their food, with ellen blackstone of ‘birdnote’<p>I SPENT much of the summer transfixed by this year’s pair of phoebes who nested on the …

Gardening

Carrol Henderson, ecologist who built DNR's furry, feathery non-game wildlife program, was expert collaborator

The retiring DNR supervisor sums up a career he is about to end.

Costa Rica

Man Who Slapped Hippo's Butt at LA Zoo Is Still at Large

Police in Los Angeles are on the lookout for a man who was recently captured on video trespassing at the LA Zoo and getting dangerously hands-on with …

Weird

Florida man charged with destroying burrowing owl nests

A Florida man has been charged with destroying the nests of six burrowing owls. The birds are protected by the state.<p>Wildlife officials say …

Florida

Why Birds Need Native Trees

The Carolina chickadee is giving scientists a model to study the impact of nonnative trees on food available for breeding birds<p>Laura …

Habitats

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.<p>Though the swans gracefully floating …

England

Stunning photos of colourful pigeons will make you see the birds in a new way

No, pigeons are not just rats with rings.<p>They’ve fallen foul to negative depictions of pigeons as dirty birds who are only after your Pret croissant, …

New Guinea

Vultures a swooping menace at university in Virginia

A flock of unwanted guests have joined the student body at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and the unruly bunch are causing a lot of …

Vultures

Anglers urging government to allow shooting of more cormorants to stop birds eating fish they catch for sport

Anglers are urging the government to allow them free rein to shoot cormorants, in a bid to stop the birds eating fish they catch for sport.<p>The UK’s …

Environment

Traumatised baby orangutan is saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia after his mother was 'killed by hunters'

This is the moment a tiny baby orangutan is rescued after being found alone in a palm oil plantation in West Borneo.<p>A plantation worker called Rahman …

Orangutans

Charity that averted ‘catastrophe’ seeks homes for rescued ponies

A charity which has been <b>working around the clock to save the lives of ponies</b> on Welsh Gelligaer commons land is desperately seeking homes for more …

Horses

In This Ancient Japanese Tradition, Birds Do the Fishing

This is an ancient Japanese tradition called <i>Ukai</i>, or cormorant fishing.<p>The bird keeper ties a loose snare around the cormorant’s neck.<p>They then send the birds out on leashes to retrieve sweetfish.<p>When a cormorant catches a fish, the fish gets stuck in the bird’s throat.<p>The keeper then pulls the …

Fishing

Sparrow or house wren? New Nebraska-specific resource helps you identify birds in your feeder

Feeding the birds is a popular hobby. As many as 53 Americans take part each year.<p>Most people can identify a cardinal or a woodpecker. But it can be …

Temporal

Thirsty emus flock to Australian outback mining town as drought deepens

MELBOURNE—Australia's worst drought in a generation is driving flocks of emus into an outback mining town in a desperate hunt for food and water, an …

Australia

Meghalayan farms are also bird habitats

We know agricultural landscapes near protected areas are important habitats for wildlife in some regions. Now, researchers have proved this to be …

Habitats

Mumbai: Many visiting zoo for a glimpse of penguin chick return empty-handed

According to data, the zoo sold tickets worth over Rs 1 lakh on Friday.<p>By: | Mumbai |<p>Two days after the country’s first penguin chick was born, …

Penguins

Byculla Zoo welcomes India's first baby humboldt penguin

When the Independence Day was celebrated across India, the country had one more reason to cheer up with the birth of a baby penguin, local media …

News (China)

Ornithology, Taxonomy, and Pecking Orders: The Science Behind The Birds

Seeker's Bad Science podcast explores the zoological weirdness behind Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film.<p>Here's a good word to keep in your back …

Los Angeles

Pit bull population on the rise due to over-breeding issues, more get euthanized

Humane agencies and rescue groups both agree the local pit bull population is nearly out of control.<p>They say part of the issues stem from …

Ornithology

Government Wharf Beach Closed to Swimming

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Government Wharf Beach in Musquodoboit Harbour is closed to swimming until further …

Halifax

Near Duluth, geese police paddle to save a beloved grain

University student’s research involves scaring away hungry birds

Geese

More Animals Test Positive For West Nile In Contra Costa County

Ten groups of mosquitoes, eight dead birds and 13 chickens from Contra Costa County have tested positive for the virus.<p>CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA -- The …

Contra Costa County

The People’s Walk for Wildlife: London, 22 Sept 2018

Sick of reading about the ongoing slaughter of birds of prey and feeling helpless to stop it?<p>This is the event for you!<p>Come along to the People’s …

Wildlife

No More Ducks At Village Pond Park Redux

It's been over a year of renovation at Veteran's Park, formerly Village Pond Park. A reopening is anxiously anticipated, save for the ducks.<p>LAKE …

Veterans