Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Birds Feeding

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Birds Feeding

In many ecosystems birds have various roles including pollination of flowers, maintaining sustainable levels of their prey populations, and removal of waste by scavenging dead organisms. Having a variety of roles mean that birds as a group also have a wide variety of prey and food items to feed on; from plant material, to invertebrates and other vertebrates. Many features of a bird such as its wing and tail shape,…

Top 25 Migratory Wild Birds

Top 25 Migratory Wild Birds

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Migratory Wild Birds. Approximately 40% of the world’s birds migrate, which means there a lot of birds on the move! Migration is primarily a strategy to optimize living conditions by moving to areas which are warmer and have more food. Migrant birds can be especially difficult to conserve as different countries need to cooperate to ensure birds are conserved across their range. Birds…

Top 25: Wild Birds with Spectacular Catches

Top 25: Wild Birds with Spectacular Catches

This week we are allowed a unique insight into the lives of birds that hunt. When we think of birds hunting, we typically picture a raptor with ferocious talons and a sharp beak to tear apart prey. But in fact many birds will hunt opportunistically. In this week’s Top 25 we feature a wide range of birds that have defeated the odds and have made a spectacular catch! We have…

Top 25 Birds of Protected Areas

Top 25 Birds of Protected Areas

Protected Areas give space for wildlife to flourish in an otherwise human-dominated world. As of this year, just under 15% of our world’s land surface and 7% of our ocean surface is protected. This is growing steadily, an encouraging trend for global biodiversity. This week we present the Top 25 Birds of Protected Areas. We dedicate this collection to all those who work to develop and maintain these safe spaces…

Top 25 Wild Waterbirds

Top 25 Wild Waterbirds

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Wild Waterbirds. Waterbirds can be particularly rewarding to photograph as waterbodies like wetlands and estuaries attract so many different species. In the past wetlands and marshes were often seen as wastelands that should be drained or transformed, but now we are recognising the value of these areas to birds and other wildlife. Wetlands not only support wildlife but also function as the ‘kidneys’…