Birds

The teen conservationist with a plan to save hen harriers from bird killers

Environmental blogger and campaigner Findlay Wilde, 15, was shocked to hear about the illegal killing of hen harriers, one of the UK’s most vulnerable birds of prey. He teamed up with Ecotricity to try to save the species from the brink of extinction

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These Wild Birds Get the Girls By Playing the Drums (See it to Believe it)

If their mohawks didn’t already make them attractive enough to lady birds, these extraordinary cockatoos attract mates by drumming with their own hand-crafted drumsticks. The palm cockatoo, native to the Cape York Peninsula in far North Queensland, has been named “the Ringo Starr of birds”, as they have quite a

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Once Extinct in Japan, Stork Population Soars to 100 After Gift From Russia

Once wiped out in Japan, this species of stork is slowly – but surely – returning to the skies, thanks to regional conservation biologists. Officials at the Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka, Japan have just announced the release of a recently-raised white stork, making it the 100th

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‘Birds are our literal canary in the coal mine’

Immersive night-time adventures into a ‘wild avian landscape’ are taking place this week as part of Brighton Festival. Artist Jony Easterby explains why he and his team created the woodland trail, inspired by the flight – and plight – of birds

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Man Runs Retirement Home For Birds Who Outlive Their Owners

It’s heartbreaking for a parent to outlive their child – and it’s no less sad for these birds who have carried on after their owners’ deaths. But luckily, they will always have a loving home with Ken Banks. Ken, who lives near Rockhampton, Queensland, runs a retirement home for birds whose owners

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