A monarch butterfly's wing patterns may ultimately provide clues as to where it was born. This could help researchers learn more about the iconic creatures' annual migration.
Storks and other European birds have been cutting their annual migrations to Africa short by stopping to feed at nearby landfills. Researchers say consuming "junk food" is unhealthy, and when the birds alter their travel plans they disrupt ecosystems both at home and at their winter destinations.
The Basking Shark Satellite Tagging Project opened up a new finding: The Sea of the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland may be a hot spot for basking sharks feeding, breeding and migrating in the summer.
A combination of satellite data and chemical tests reveal a more accurate picture of where Barn Swallows migrate in the winter.
Researchers have noted that the removal of some dams has helped songbirds and other wildlife rebound faster than expected.
More than 90 percent of the world's migrating birds suffer from habitat loss along their long and remarkable journeys, so researchers are calling for increased collaborative and international efforts.
Cuckoos are migratory birds that use a complex decision-making process to find their way to their summer homes, even without the guidance of a sibling or biological parent.
Having rebounded from near-extinction, whooping cranes remain a top priority for conservationists. That's why the Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in Thayer County, Nebraska, decided to temporarily close when six whooping cranes made a pit stop in the area during their migration.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.
Northern Atlantic cod are making a comeback off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This proves that with proper conservation measures, population recovery is possible.
Not all shorebirds use the same migratory strategy: some birds making long migrations tend to remain at their rest stops for longer periods and gain weight faster than those making shorter trips.
European rollers are facing deforestation in Europe and their yearly winter migration to Africa is getting tougher each year. Now researchers have identified key areas that will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
Among all bat species, African straw-colored fruit bats are record-holding flyers. This enables them to successfully forage for food, while spreading seeds and pollen over wide-spread areas of Africa.
Early human teeth found in a cave in southern China suggest that humans migrated to Asia much earlier than previously thought, and long before they made their way to Europe. This changes our knowledge of early human distribution.