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    Read about all the latest sightings of rare birds from around the globe.

    NewsRare Birds News13-06-2013
    There is a growing trend with birdwatchers, who are using a birdsong app to lure birds out of their nests in order to snap the best picture, which could be having a negative impact on the animals.    This practice could have a terrible effect on the birds themselves as rare species are interrupting their mating in order to chase off a rival that doesn’t exist. Some birds...

    NewsRare Birds News22-04-2013
    Two brand new ospreys are in town in the Lake District and the Lake District Osprey Project are delighted to welcome the new pair who are the first arrivals of what the LDOP hope will be the 13th season at Bassenthwaite for the world-famous Lakeland Ospreys.  The LDOP team are crossing their fingers in hope that the pair, who are believed to be different birds from previous years, will...

    NewsRare Birds News15-04-2013
    A man in Leeds has been banned from keeping nine species of protected bird after he admitted to selling goshawks without a permit.  Terence Young, of Woodland Road, Whitkirk, appeared in court after “failing to comply with the strict controls governing trade in endangered species”.   Young, 53, pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court to two charges of ...

    NewsRare Birds News31-10-2012
    The Alaska Trumpeter faced low numbers in the lower 48 states and their original habitat Alaska in the 1880’s. However numbers have risen significantly in Alaska since this downfall; this is only in Alaska but their numbers are still increasing. Their numbers have increased by over 8 times from 1968 to 2012. The Alaska Trumpeter has a 7 foot wingspan and they lay eggs around 5 inc...

    NewsRare Birds News16-10-2012
    All this footage was caught on a wildlife habitat camera. The men were are the Flamingo hotel's wildlife habitat. There are parts when the boys and the bird are out of the shot in which the bird is decapitated. These boys are suspects after they were seen on video chasing after the exotic Guinea Fowl as it runs away from them. This bird was 14 years old. The 2 men have been arrested, howeve...

    NewsRare Birds News28-08-2012
    According to BBC, “a rare bright-red bird which escaped from Edinburgh Zoo last week has been recaptured about four miles away.” “The two-year-old female bird was recaptured on Sunday afternoon on the shoreline in the Cramond area and is now recovering in quarantine. It is believed the bird escaped after a squirrel chewed a hole at the top of its cage.” “Th...

    NewsRare Birds News23-08-2012
    According to BBC, a bright red bird “has escaped from Edinburgh Zoo and is on the loose in the city after a squirrel chewed a hole at the top of its cage. Keepers noticed the scarlet ibis was missing and it was later spotted three miles away in Dundas Street, close to the city centre. The bird is believed to have escaped through a hole in netting which covers its enclosure. It is ...

    NewsRare Birds News24-07-2012
    RSPB said that the reintroduction of a rare songbird to Cornwall, which started in 2006, has reached a level where no further birds need to be released. At the moment there are 43 pairs living in Cornwall. This bird can be seen all across Europe and in UK about 860 breeding pairs were counted, most of them found on coastlines in Devon and Cornwall.     Source: BBC News ...

    NewsRare Birds News19-06-2012
    Not a minute goes by without Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson fussing over mother nature. Now, the blond billionaire has announced “the first scarlet ibis in the British Virgin Islands for over 100 years” has been born in his private paradise. The 4th richest man in the United Kingdom revealed on his blog that the rare bird recently hatched on his island of Necker in the Brit...

    NewsRare Birds News11-06-2012
    A rare bird found in Cornwall has had a "fantastic" breeding season, wildlife experts have said. At least 16 chough chicks have hatched at five sites, according to the Cornwall Chough Project. The project believes it has also seen the earliest fledging recorded in the UK, with some young birds on the wing by the third week of May. The chough, a rare member of the crow fami...

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