A Hawaiian utility company is experimenting with using brightly colored laser lights to act as a "fence" around utility wires and poles, protecting birds who commonly fly straight into the high power lines during times of low visibility.
Apparently birds can have it all. A new study shows that birds can be both colorful and musically gifted, contradicting Charles Darwin's long-held notion that animals are limited in their options to evolve showiness.
The mowing of some medians and highway ditches in South and North Dakota has been delayed so that local pheasant populations can be given ample time to increase their numbers.
Loons are being driven from their nests by an explosion in biting black fly populations. The consequence of this? The next generation of the birds may prove dangerously small.
Birds come in all shapes and sizes - from the sprightly hummingbird to the huge, flightless emu. But this what not always the case, according to research by scientists at the University of Chicago and the Field Museum.
More than 360 different songbird species are unique to the Eastern Himalayas, most of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. A new study details how exactly this came to be, and why the region's impressive avian diversity makes it an exceptionally important habitat for study.
A series or new experimental drone designs have been released with "exquisite" flight control, capable of navigating through complex urban environments. Their inspiration? Birds, bats, insects, and even snakes, researchers report.
This past Saturday was Migratory Bird Day, and the United Nations (UN) introduced the world to its latest sustainable tourism plan to commemorate the day. Project Destination Flyways will reportedly protect migratory bird "rest stops" while providing birdwatchers a way to see these massive flocks in action.
If birds could talk, most would not be able to tell you which way was north, and they would blame your electronics for it. Electromagnetic noise interference from human electronics have been interfering with the internal compass of migratory birds for decades, according to a recent study.
Authorities in Shanghai on Thursday closed a live poultry trading zone in an agricultural products market and have began slaughtering all birds there in response to the recent H7N9 bird flu scare, according to Xinhua news.
Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza and a third person is in critical condition with a virus that had not previously been transmitted to humans, Chinese officials said Sunday.
The first humans to settle in the Pacific islands did not leave a great legacy behind; in fact, they're to blame for about 10 percent extinction of bird species in the world, according to a new study.
A new study finds that some Australian native flowers evolved color spectral signatures to attract bird pollinators.
Cats in the United States kill billions of birds and small mammals every year, according to a new study.