Latest Bird conservation Stories

2012-09-07 19:18:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new political debate to throw up on Facebook has nothing to do with a political party, but everything to do with being a "cat person" or "bird person." A study published in the journal PLoS ONE shows that "cat people" and "bird people" have heated differences of opinion, which complicates the challenge of trying to manage the 50 million free-roaming feral cats while protecting threatened wildlife. The study started as a...

2011-05-21 07:40:00

What was thought to be lost is now found again. Two volunteer naturalists visiting a nature reserve in Colombia came across the mysterious guinea pig-sized rodent species, which scientists have thought to be extinct. Lizzie Noble and Simon McKeon, volunteers with the ProAves Foundation, were just about to turn in for the night on May 4, when the nocturnal red-crested tree rat stopped by for a visit. The rodent stayed for two hours, just watching as the volunteer biologists photograph it and...

2009-03-20 14:45:00

A federal report released Thursday finds that nearly one in three U.S. bird species are endangered, threatened or in a state of significant decline, with those in Hawaii in danger of a "borderline ecological disaster." The "State of the Birds United States of America 2009" report, issued by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar along with university ornithologists and conservation groups, is available online at www.stateofthebirds.org. It also describes some successes, such as the recovery of the...

Latest Bird conservation Reference Libraries

2013-10-09 12:32:30

Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...

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Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).