All posts tagged: bird

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 […]

A guide to the art of mindful birdwatching

In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching author Claire Thompson of Birdlife International reveals how the practice of mindfulness can enrich our birdwatching experiences. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky, or been uplifted by bird song? Passionate about inspiring people to rekindle their love of the natural world, Claire believes […]

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 […]