Tool use is rare in the animal world, and it’s almost always used for getting to food. Almost always; it’s been discovered that a bird living in Queensland uses its tool-making ability in a rather more creative way.
Father’s Day is going to be busy at Belfast Zoo; nine gentoo penguin chicks have hatched recently, after being incubated by their parents for around a month.
As Christmas approaches, find out everything you ever wanted to know about the robin, including why this feisty little garden bird can be found on Christmas cards. In our latest issue, we take a look at a year in the life … Continued
From spotting garden visitors to identifying tricky species in far-flung locations, this guide will tell you all you need to know to get the best out of birdwatching
Cameron Bespolka Young Bird Photographer of the Year Award An important element of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition ethos is the encouragement and recognition of the younger generation of birders and photographers. The Cameron Bespolka Trust Young … Continued
Parrots develop regional accents, and scientists think that they evolved the ability to mimic sounds to get familiar with others by imitating their dialect
Birds fly to migrate, search for food, or to escape predators but some species have found other ways to overcome these needs rendering the need to fly useless
The majestic predator is the national bird of the United States, chosen as a symbol of strength and freedom.
In the early stages of a bird or mammal’s life they will naturally imprint on their mother, observing and learning from her so that they can survive.
TV presenter and naturalist, Chris Packham, gives readers his expert advice on getting into birdwatching for the very first time
Eggs come in all shapes, sizes, and colours but their structure is about more than just aesthetics. Here are some of the world’s most amazing eggs and their extraordinary adaptations
Crows and their relatives may be the smartest birds on Earth, and show behaviour that is comparable to great apes
A woodpecker pecks a tree at a speed of seven metres per second, which is 24 kilometres (15 miles) per hour.
Former Springwatch presenter Bill Oddie gives us his view on one of Britain’s best loved birds
Bird keepers at Chester Zoo have provided around-the-clock care to six exotic starling chicks. The tiny grosbeak starlings, which are native to Indonesia, have been successfully hand-reared after being fed a combination of pinky mouse and papaya every few hours … Continued
The Canal and River Trust conducted a survey and found that around six million loaves of bread had been thrown into the UK’s waterways in 2014. Bread is the equivalent of junk food, doesn’t contain much in the way of … Continued