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Taronga Zoo Aim to Help Stop the Traffic of Illegal Wildlife

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Taronga Zoo is using online crowd-sourcing as a fundraiser to help fund the development of a mobile smart phone app.  Read More...


Birds of a Feather Flock to Australia’s Longest Running Birding Event

Monday, October 14, 2013

Birds of a feather flock together at O’Reilly’s annual Bird Week to be held from 3–10 November 2013 in Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland.
Now in its 36th year, O’Reilly’s Bird Week is Australia’s longest running birding event, drawing participants from around the world to this biodiversity hotspot. The seven day program provides an opportunity to see many of the iconic birds that reside in and around the Lamington area with extended excursions to Southport Broadwater and the Kerry Valley. 


Carnaby's Cockatoo Breeding Range Survey

Monday, September 30, 2013

BirdLife Australia has recently launched a Carnaby’s survey across the breeding range of the species.  Read More...


New Map of Bird Brains Finds Fundamental Similarities to Mammalian Brains

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Using state-of-the-art genetic and diagnostic tools, researchers from Duke University and the University of California, San Diego have re-contextualized the map of the avian brain, as described to two separate papers published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology. Read More...


Rare NZ Native Birds Die

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nearly a dozen critically endangered native birds, including the critically endangered Takahe, died while in the care of the NZ Department of Conservation.  Read More...


Globetrotting Parrots Return to Africa

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Threatened African Grey Parrots were returned to the wild after a three-year intercontinental odyssey.  One hundred and eight of these beautiful birds were seized from an illegal shipment in Bulgaria back in 2010.  Immediately handed over to the Sofia Zoo for much needed medical treatment, their uncertain status was meanwhile being determined by the local courts.   Read More... 

Migrating Birds. How Do They Navigate?

Monday, April 29, 2013



Great Backyard Bird Count Goes Global and Shatters Records

Tuesday, February 26, 2013



Grassfinches in Australia - Book Review

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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