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Ridding Macquarie Island of pests pays off as seabirds come back from the brink – but recovery has just begun

One of the largest publicly funded conservation investments in history is starting to pay off on Macquarie Island.

Flight of their lives — inside the mission to save the critically endangered Cape parrot

The “green jewel” of South African mistbelt forests is how birders describe the charismatic and critically endangered Cape parrot.

This Golden Eagle’s ‘Unique Hunting Technique’ Has 89 Million Views

A video posted on X details the peculiar hunting method used by the Golden Eagle.

Seabirds Can Help Predict the Size of Fish Stocks—If Only We’d Listen

The scientists who study terns, puffins, and other seabirds are trying to get fisheries managers to heed their warnings.

The Tiny Miracle That Resulted In Huge Local Conservation Success

Despite their extinction in Eastern Cape due to dwindling game herds and harmful cattle dips, the red-billed oxpeckers were successfully reintroduced into the region in the 90s. The upbeat Birding Day event, showcased on Shamwari TV, lauds their pivotal role in the ecosystem. Shamwari now plans to reintroduce Cape vultures, after facing similar challenges, marking another significant conservation milestone.

Turkeys were a marvel of conservation. Now their numbers are dwindling.

When researchers started trapping and putting radio trackers on female turkeys in the thick woods of southeast Oklahoma, they hoped to learn how hens were successfully raising their young.

The 2023 BirdLife Australia photography winners – in pictures

Superb singers, pollen showers and some jambalaya on the bayou. The winners of the sixth annual BirdLife Australia Bird Photography awards have been announced

New Zealand crowns ‘bird of the century’ championed by John Oliver

The votes are in for New Zealand’s Bird of the Century poll and the winner by a significant margin, getting more than 290,000 votes, is the Australasian crested grebe

Scientists learn secret to hummingbirds’ remarkable agility

Tests exploring how birds navigate gaps smaller than their wingspan shed new light on their ‘amazing abilities’

Water birds show off fantastic courtship dance

Two Greater Crested Grebes surprised a photographer with an extremely rare courtship dance.

Endangered parrot species is now thriving in Texas, researchers discover

Red-crowned parrots first arrived in Texas during the 1980s through the illegal pet trade.

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Maine’s puffin colonies recovering in the face of climate change

On remote islands off the Maine coast, a unique bird held its own this year in the face of climate change.