Bird Conservation

  • Habitat Loss Major Threat to Australian Birds

    New research has found that habitat loss is a major concern for hundreds of Australian bird species, threatened as well as non-threatened, and south-eastern Australia has been the worst affected.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th September 2019
  • Owl Vs. Owl

    An in-depth study of the northern spotted owl has examined its decline in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Removal of the invasive barred owl may be one solution, in combination with long-term protection of its habitat.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th April 2019
  • Relocation Success for Rare Bird

    The critically endangered Seychelles paradise flycatcher has been successfully relocated to another island, a crucial milestone in the recovery of a bird seriously threatened by habitat loss.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th March 2019
  • Protected Areas Help Birds Adapt to Climate Change

    A study in Finland looking at changes in bird populations has revealed that protected areas help to slow down the north-bound retreat of species as the planet warms due to climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th December 2018
  • Combined Threats Increase Extinction Risk

    The combined threat of deforestation and wildlife exploitation has been severely underestimated for bird populations in Southeast Asia. This could lead to some species becoming extinct.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th December 2018
  • Snakes on a Plane

    Researchers have discovered why the brown tree snake has become such a successful invasive species on the island of Guam, where it has devastated native bird populations.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd December 2018
  • Rediscovery of Bird Feared Extinct

    The Bahamas Nuthatch was feared extinct after Hurricane Matthew, but has been rediscovered by a research team. However, with only two birds found, its chances of recovery are slim.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th September 2018
  • Piping Plovers Disturbed by People

    A study examining the effects of human disturbance on piping plovers has discovered that activities such as coastal modifications and recreational use of beaches have negative impacts on the birds, even on their non-breeding grounds.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Scientists Stunned by African Bird Decline

    A 2-year, 20,000km roadtrip across Botswana undertaken by scientists has confirmed fears that many African bird species are in rapid decline.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th June 2018