Mar 312018
Amazing Discovery: Yucatan Bird's IQ - Superior to Humans'

We have all heard or used the expression “Bird-Brain.” Birds have comparatively small brains, and because of that we humans place them at a very low level of intelligence. Yes, we recognize that we can train birds of certain species to react to a limited assortment of commands, but animal science has, until now, been […]

Mar 312018
Scientists witness first reported case of killer-whale infanticide

Scientists in the Canadian province of British Columbia have documented what is believed to be the first reported case of an orca whale killing an infant of the same species. “We knew right away that this was a remarkable event,” said Jared Towers, a Cetacean researcher with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, of the encounter he […]

Mar 302018
Slow Loris Traffickers Get Historic Sentences in Indonesia

Animal advocates are celebrating a landmark ruling against wildlife traffickers who were arrested last fall in Indonesia after they were caught in connection with a criminal network trading endangered slow lorises. The operation, which was part of an effort to dismantle an illegal wildlife trafficking network that was using Facebook to sell wildlife, was carried […]

Mar 292018
Collared Scops Owls in Pench

Pench National Park, in Madhya Pradesh, India is yet another Tiger Reserve known for some spectacular sightings of the majestic animal. During our visit there, we stayed at Taj Bhagvan, a lovely property on the fringes of the national park. During our safari, we had evinced interest in sighting not just the Tiger, but also […]

Mar 292018
California Man Killed Over 135 Birds in State’s Worst Raptor Poaching Case

Someone near the town of Standish in Northern California fortunately took the adage, “See something, say something,”to heart and called a poaching hotline when they saw Richard Parker shoot a hawk on his 80-acre property near the Nevada border. Parker hadn’t killed only the one hawk. As a game warden walked up to Parker’s front […]

Mar 282018

The temperature reached a barmy +6C today (although is still below zero at night) and at Bygdøy on south facing slopes there was actually snow free ground at the base of trees – so there is hope! No new birds have discovered this though as the cold northerly winds will put off any thoughts of […]

Mar 282018
'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

Bird populations across the French countryside have fallen by a third over the last decade and a half, researchers have said. Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, the scientists said in a pair of studies – one national in scope and the other covering a large agricultural region […]

Mar 272018
Last male northern white rhino is put down

The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, leaving only two females with which conservationists hope to save the species from extinction. Sudan, the “gentle giant” who lived in the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday after the pain from a degenerative illness became too great. He is survived by his […]

Mar 262018
Early At The Shore With Oystercatchers

I made a stop down at the shoreline early in the morning. I was trying to catch low tide hoping to find shorebirds. The only shorebirds I came across were American Oystercatchers. They had no problem finding plenty to eat. The oystercatchers were boisterous making lots of noise communicating with each other. I also saw […]

Mar 262018
POLL: Should fur imports into the UK be banned?

Over 30 celebrities have joined a national campaign calling on the UK government to ban fur imports and add another nail to the coffin of this cruel industry. Will you join the effort by signing this Care2 petition? Backed by animal welfare groups– including Humane Society International UK, the RSPCA, People for the Ethical Treatment […]

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