Contemporary architects just love glass and, to be fair, it is quite easy to see why. Glass makes the interior of buildings brighter and feel less claustrophobic, it also adds a twinkle to the cityscape. There is just one small problem with glass, though, and that problem is birds. Glass kills millions of birds every […]
The latest State of the UK’s Birds report lists 67 species as being on the “red list”. This means that no less than 15 species have been added to the list since the last report of its kind in 2009. Conservationists are now calling for urgent action to save these birds.
It might surprise you to hear that 32% of men aged between 16 and 24 have tried birdwatching. Twitching isn’t confined to the elderly, and with so many young people taking an interest in birds, this could be this century’s most unlikely new craze!
If you love animals, then you have probably noticed the trend for animal cafes. More and more of these establishments are springing up all over the world giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy their tea or coffee in the company of a variety of furry friends. Most of these cafes feature cats and dogs but […]
London Zoo Closes Bird Exhibits To Protect Against Avian Flu London Zoo has closed its walk-through bird enclosures, including that of the much loved penguins, to ensure that the birds do not contract a virulent strain of avian flu. The free-flying bird displays have also been cancelled and the zoo’s chickens have been moved inside.
How Human Garbage is Killing Seabirds The Midway Atoll is one of the largest protected areas for wildlife on the planet. This remote area is home to only 40 people and so should represent a haven for the seabirds which call it home. At first sight that is exactly what it is. But many birds […]
The Hammer Wielding Bird Lover Wild birds need our assistance and protection but it never helps to resort to violence! Unfortunately, sometimes people can get a little overenthusiastic, not to mention deluded! Recently, a somewhat misguided bird lover disrupted a Christmas boat race by blocking the river with his own boat and then waving a […]
Bids of Prey Targeted in Northern Ireland A shocking 44 birds of prey have been confirmed as having been shot, trapped or poisoned in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2014. Unfortunately, these numbers may only be the tip of a very unpleasant iceberg as many such incidents may not have been discovered or reported. Some […]
BBC Investigation Uncovers Cruel treatment of Game Birds An investigation by Inside Out London has revealed the shocking conditions endured at three breeding sites for game birds. The birds are bred for shooting, a sport which generates £140 million for the economy. Unfortunately, game birds are offered little protection under animal welfare laws.
Unique Nesting Boxes for New London Postcode Earlier this year, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch revealed that the number of garden birds in the capital is on the decline. The most common species seem to have been gradually disappearing, however, this year the situation looked even worse due to the mild winter.