New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots

Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: rspb birds

Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: peru wildlife wildlife-conservation birds

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: evolution wildlife animals genetics dna united-states hunting genome catalonia spain extinction birds

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

By Dhruti Shah | Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~9 mins   

Tags: wildlife nature eagles birds-of-prey wildlife-conservation birds colorado native-americans

Great auk extinction: Humans wiped out giant seabird

Extinction reconstruction with ancient DNA reveals humans were responsible for the demise of the giant, flightless great auk.

By Victoria Gill | Nov. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment conservation extinction birds

Bird populations 'in global crisis'

Bird populations in the US and Asia are "in crisis", according to two major studies.

By Victoria Gill | Sept. 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment indonesia united-states conservation birds

Climate change link to puffin deaths

Climate change played a role in the deaths of thousands of puffins in Alaska, according to a study.

By Helen Briggs | May 29, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: alaska seabirds puffins birds marine-biology

We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs

A petition signed by 350,000 people calls for "netting" of trees and hedges to be a criminal offence.

BBC Science News | May 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: birds

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world. Matt McGrath considers the critical takeaways.

By Matt McGrath | May 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature animals insects united-nations extinction birds climate-change

Connecting my bird box camera to the web

Lucy the blue tit is being live-streamed on YouTube after her bird box was connected to the web.

By Adrian Bradley | May 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: nature youtube birds

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