Category: Europe

Devotion to Rearing Chicks can Come at a Cost for Migratory Birds

Birds that have to work harder during breeding season will feel the effects of their exertions the following year, according to research by Oxford University scientists. A new study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology found that migratory seabirds suffered negative repercussions when they had to spend more time rearing chicks, including decreased breeding success when […]

Wednesday September 14th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Europe, Research | Comments Off on Devotion to Rearing Chicks can Come at a Cost for Migratory Birds

Strong Effects of Climate Change on Common Bird Populations

Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA. An international team of researchers led by Durham University, UK, found that populations of bird species expected to do well due to climate change had substantially outperformed those […]

Storks Fill Up on Junk Food

White storks are addicted to junk food and make round-trips of almost 100km to get their fix — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. In folklore, storks would carry babies to parents around the world. But since the mid 1980s, increasing numbers no longer migrate from Europe to Africa for the […]

Monday April 4th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Africa, Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Lieutenant Habicht, News, Research | Comments Off on Storks Fill Up on Junk Food

Unknowable Magic of Owls

What makes owls so captivating? Read more…  

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 in Alps, Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Illinois, Indiana, Location, Massachusetts, Owls, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Unknowable Magic of Owls

Birds Create Stunning Formations in Skies over Israel

Arriving like dark clouds, thousands of European starlings swoop and soar through the skies of Israel each winter, with stunning moves that could rival any aerobatics team. Scientists are not exactly sure how they stay in perfect formation, but bird expert Zachary Slavin with the National Audubon Society says it could be as simple as keeping an […]

Sunday January 17th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Birds, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Israel, Lieutenant Habicht, New Mexico, News, Research | Comments Off on Birds Create Stunning Formations in Skies over Israel

Protected Birds Illegally Poisoned

A new report has highlighted the number of illegal poisoning and persecution incidents of birds of prey in Northern Ireland. The report, by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland (PAWNI), found that there were 30 illegal poisoning or persecution incidents, affecting 33 protected birds of prey. The most frequent casualty was the […]

Friday November 20th, 2015 in Admiral Pelicanous, Birds, Captain Eagle, Dr. Hoots, Eagles, Europe, Ireland, Lieutenant Habicht, News, Owls, Red-tail Hawks | Comments Off on Protected Birds Illegally Poisoned