Birds

Builders Find Alien-Like Creatures With Eerie Eyes Living In Old Barn — Viral Video Shows Featherless ‘Hoot’

Three bizarre-looking creatures captured on video in an old barn by a group of Indian builders do have an alien-like look about them. This might …

Viral

Wildlife Watch: How to photograph stonechats

<b>With their striking dark heads and orange-red breasts, stonechats are beautiful subjects to capture and are easily accessible over the winter, says</b> …

Amazon River

Bird-brained idea becomes big business

Top of FormBottom of FormSome people thought it was a bird-brained idea when Lorraine Moore invented what are essentially diapers for birds.<p>"We got a …

Business

Why a proper record of birds in Africa is so important -- for Europe

Most of Europe’s birds head south each year around September to escape the northern winter. Some species only migrate as far south as southern …

Matched

What is Australia's favourite bird? Have your say in the Guardian's 2017 poll

In a new poll, run in conjunction with BirdLife Australia, we want you to tell us your best-loved native bird<p>Birds. From the glorious king parrot to the much-maligned white ibis, Australians are passionate about them.<p>But is there one bird that reigns supreme in the hearts and minds of the …

Environment

How Do Birds Survive at High Altitudes?

The bar-headed goose’s adaptations work well for occasionally spending short periods of time at high altitudes, but these may have high energy</i> …

The mesmerising sight of hundreds of starlings over Barry

This is the breathtaking scene as hundreds of starlings perform a murmuration over Barry .<p>The dazzling sight was caught over Rhoose Village as the …

News (Wales)

Long-time birder? This bird-tracking organization wants your records

The virtues of birdwatchers often go unsung, but birders possess many admirable qualities. They’re steadfast, they’re meticulous, and above all, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Birdwatch: the robin is one of our most familiar birds – yet it can still surprise us

Robins are the UK’s favourite bird and feature in our folklore, but their fascinating lives have plenty of secrets<p>On a misty November morning, my Somerset garden is unusually quiet. Apart, that is, for the song of one of our commonest and most familiar birds: the robin. It’s a sound I am used to …

Environment

Do you love Australian birds? Here's your chance to vote for your favourite

Australia has some of the most stunning birds on the planet. Our shortlist of 50 birds includes the truly iconic ones. Which one should be number one?<p>The recently released The Australian Bird Guide (CSIRO Publishing) chronicles a whopping 927 species seen in Australia since 1940. Around 160 are …

Opinion

Photo: Young yellow-crowned night heron visits the bay

<b>Our photo of the day comes California's beautiful Morro Bay.</b><p>Wildlife photographer Don Quintana has the good fortune to be able to work with his …

Sustainability

Turkeys arrive in Washington for White House pardon

The White House turkeys have officially arrived in Washington, DC for the pardoning ceremony, which is set to take place on Tuesday.The White House …

Harry S. Truman

Country diary: the wood pigeons are on the move

Airedale, West Yorkshire A lone wood pigeon in a tree may look portly rather than predatory, but in the air even other birds can mistake it for a hawk<p>A grey silhouette against a linen-white November sky: pointed wings, thick torso, purposeful flight. My first instinct says <i>hawk</i> – maybe a peregrine, …

Environment

30 birds dead after fire at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (WBTV) – A fire broke out at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail Sunday night according to their Facebook page.<p>Rescue …

Medicine

Tens of thousands of migrating cranes stay out winter in Israel’s north

It may be the height of the winter migration season from Europe to Africa, but tens of thousands of migratory birds have opted to remain in the north …

Israel

Bald Eagle Being Nursed Back To Health In NJ

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> – A bald eagle is being nursed back to health after being spotted on Staten Island.<p>The bird was found in bad shape in a West …

Determine

Eagles, hawks flocking to Bay Area lakes, foothills

Image 1of/6<p>Caption<p>Close<p>In little over three hours, a photographer from Oakland captured a lifetime’s worth of wildlife images — bald eagles, golden …

Tom Steyer

Meet the Turkey's Glamorous Mexican Cousin

The Thanksgiving dinner favorite is much more sophisticated than you thought.<p>It's nearly Thanksgiving and time to talk turkey, but these birds are more than just a holiday tradition.<p>From elaborate courtship displays to flying, here are some surprising facts you may not have known about the …

Side By Side Prairie and Peregrine Falcon Comparison

Prairie and Peregrine Falcon Comparison – Composite image<p>I participate in several bird identification groups on Facebook where people share photos …

Birds of a different feather are a sight to behold

The duck was impossible to miss, one of those rare, accidental avian jewels that Mother Nature creates and so many waterfowlers dream of encountering …

North Dakota

Passenger pigeons go extinct in North America; What went wrong?

Pigeons and doves are the most vulnerable birds in the world, which are found abundantly in every corner of the city. Especially passenger pigeons …

Extinction

Flight of fancy in Fife

© Steven Brown<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>There’s something special about watching a bird of prey in flight. Gayle is lucky enough to fly one…<p>As …

Scotland

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda, California | Richard Wong Photography

Image <b>1</b> of 1<p>RW9232.jpg<p>Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda, California<p>CopyrightRichard WongImage Size7360x4912 / 5.4MBContained in galleriesAll …

Nature

Where Do Songbirds Go to Die?

After revolutionizing bird-migration science over the past decade, geolocation technology is poised to shine light on the field’s darkest mystery.<p>One afternoon in May 2008, a graduate student named Pat Kramer was in northwestern Pennsylvania catching purple martins. The bird, a large swallow that …

Stolen owl flies back to Powys home after escaping

<b>A stolen eagle owl has found her own way home after being stolen by thieves.</b><p>Sox, a 14-month-old Eurasian eagle owl was taken from a locked shed at her owner's Powys home.<p>Bird-lover Randall Carey, 66, and his partner Jacqui Kane, 64, reported the theft to the police thinking he would never see her …

News (Wales)

Bring out the bird feeders: deadly parasite outbreak likely over

Experts say trichomoniasis killed significantly more birds than the official toll of 106<p>The head of the Nova Scotia Bird Society says it's safe for …

Public Health

Meaning Of The Birds In 'The Punisher' Episode 10 Has A Deep, Emotional Message

A big chunk of <i>The Punisher</i> is focused on Frank Castle, Micro, and Dinah Midani investigating a shady military organization — snooping around alleys …

Dating

Parrots And Politics Collide In Tasmania's Trashed Forests

Poorly managed logging of Tasmania’s old growth forests threatens to quickly push Australia’s critically endangered swift parrot over the edge and into extinction<p>Recently, conservation biologists in Australia were “stunned” to discover that valuable forest habitat needed for nesting by the …

Ecology

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #114

Every week we receive hundreds of wild bird photographs via our Facebook page. And every week we are truly amazed by the quality of the images that …

Papua New Guinea

Exotic Indonesian birds smuggled in drain pipes

<b>A wildlife raid in Indonesia yielded startling results after 125 exotic birds were found squashed into pipes.</b><p>Police say 84 eclectus parrots and 41 endangered white cockatoos were stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire.<p>Indonesia's vast jungles are home to many threatened bird species. The country …

Wildlife