In this video produced by Avibirds.com we learn about the Syrian woodpecker. Quick facts: Lifespan: 11 years (maximum) Average size: 23 cm (9 in) Average weight: 77 g (2.7 oz) Family: Picidae Description: The Syrian woodpecker is a beautiful bird with buff underparts
Thanks to extensive research over the last 15 years, the Sociable Lapwing has gone from one of the world’s more obscure waders to one of its most studied, and it is now widely regarded as a flagship species for the conservation of the Central Asian steppes. We take a look at
This research is being conducted by Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund Recipient Association for Bird Conservation in Lebanon (ABCL) led by Fouad Itani. Backed by the generous support of the Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund, the Association for Birds Conservation
It’s time to start thinking about what you might do to support World Otter Day in 2021. It is the most magical day for otters when, so many people full of enthusiasm, care and love of otters, create a wave around the world to ensure they are not forgotten. Raising
A young Egyptian Vulture’s first migration was brutally cut short. Thankfully, BirdLife Partners were watching over her every step of the way. Through their co-operation, they transformed an illegal hunting casualty into a story of hope. By Jessica Law In September 2020,
The latest research sheds new light on the plight of land birds that migrate across Asia, revealing that at least 180 species are being trapped for food, the caged bird trade and other uses – often illegally. This, together with hunting and habitat destruction, is driving
Bird migration has long fascinated humanity and scientists have long puzzled over how migration evolves and how it can be maintained in natural populations. Crossing vast stretches of hostile desert or open ocean seems incredibly risky, so surely many birds must pay for the
Things kick off on Saturday 8 May 2021 with World Migratory Bird Day, the ultimate bi-annual celebration of the amazing endurance of migratory birds as they travel between their breeding and wintering grounds. The theme for WMBD 2021 is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”.
A new study analysing sites across the world has found that in most cases, economic benefits are higher when habitats are conserved or restored rather than converted to human uses such as farming. These findings add important ammunition to our fight for a greener future. By
A great spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) on a tree. Unlike the human brain, the woodpecker’s brain is tightly confined by muscles in the skull and a compressible bone. This keeps the woodpecker brain from jiggling around when the bird is stabbing away at a tree trunk.