All posts tagged: bird

Breeding success for scarlet ibis in Devon

Famous for its bright red feathers, the scarlet ibis is one of the most striking birds in the world. Keepers at Paignton Zoo have successfully bred this colourful wading bird  – although the chicks are anything but scarlet at the moment. Originating from South America and the Caribbean, the scarlet ibis get their dazzling plumage from […]

Elusive bearded birds arrive in Devon

Living Coasts has welcomed some new arrivals as four bearded reedlings move from Newquay Zoo in Cornwall to the tranquil estuary habitat of its sister zoo in Devon. This small orange-brown bird with a long tail and yellowy-orange bill is found only in small pockets in the UK, mainly in the south and east. The […]

Thousands expected to flock to Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county in August. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, the […]

Rare ibis reintroduced to the wild

A group of endangered northern bald ibis made a special trip from ZSL London Zoo to Spain last week as part of an international conservation project to reintroduce them to the wild. The juvenile ibis – nicknamed Iris, Indigo, Igor and Ivan by ZSL keepers – travelled to a holding aviary in Jerez Zoo ahead of […]

Cockatoo conservation at Birdworld

Birdworld, Surrey is home to over 1000 birds and 180 species from around the world. The 26-acre park in Farnham has recently completed the initial instalment of several new homes for citron and yellow-crested cockatoos. The new aviaries and their continuing development aim to educate and raise awareness for the critically endangered yellow-crested cockatoo, whose numbers […]

Glossy ibis makes rare UK visit

Visitors to WWT London Wetland Centre were greatly excited by the arrival of a glossy ibis recently. The first of its kind to be recorded at the centre, glossy ibis are typically found in the south of France, southern Spain and in south-east Europe. The muddy scrape at the Wetland Centre makes the perfect feeding […]

Millennials embrace urban bird watching

Research has revealed that more of us, including a significant number of 25 – 34 year olds, enjoy watching birds and other wildlife in their natural environment in town and cities – in a movement that has been dubbed ‘urban birding.’ Retailers of wildlife cams have seen a huge increase in sales of photographic devices […]