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Like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, The Birds, birds are threatening this season’s Florida blueberries. In the 1963 movie, thousands of birds seemingly for no reason begin attacking people in a small town along the northern California coast. In Florida this year, errant cedar waxwings, which like eating berries, are attacking fields of […]
Each May, millions of shorebirds and waterfowl migrate from every continent and every ocean to breed on the immense wetlands of Arctic Alaska’s coastal plain. These winged visitors include buff-breasted sandpipers from South America, bar-tailed godwits from New Zealand, Arctic terns from Antarctica, and dunlin from Asia. But expanding oil concessions and climate change are […]
Conservationists are embarking on an urgent mission to save one of the UK’s most threatened birds from extinction. Operation Turtle Dove (www.operationturtledove.org) launched today (Thursday May 10) by the RSPB, leading sustainable farming specialists Conservation Grade and Pensthorpe Conservation Trust in Norfolk, is a three-year project to reverse the decline of one of England’s best-loved […]
The Yellow-billed Loon is the largest and most spectacular of the world’s five loon species. It breeds around the globe in arctic and sub-arctic tundra lakes and is the northern counterpart to the Common Loon. Watch this rare video shot by The Lab’s Gerrit Vyn of a mated pair calling and foraging just after arriving […]
Exclusive footage of an osprey catching fish. Hovering at moderate height, the osprey dramatically plunges down feet first to snatch fish from the water’s surface. A shake of the head as it emerges from the water; the osprey carries its skilfully captured prey with its long talons.
Over 730 illegal hunting incidents were recorded by BirdLife Malta’s Spring Watch teams during the spring hunting derogation period between the 12th April and 30th April, BirdLife Malta announced today. This figure is based on an initial analysis of the data gathered by BirdLife Malta’s Spring Watch teams and does not include illegalities recorded by […]
Data from a variety of sources suggest the cosmopolitan Barn Swallow is becoming much less common. In Canada, Breeding Bird Survey data suggest Barn Swallows have experienced a 2.9% annual decline over the past 30 years. That decline has steepened in the last decade to 7.6% annually. Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas data back up this […]