Fossils of extinct dwarf emu destroyed by golf course
7 September 2018
Dwarf emus were driven to extinction by humans. Now their remains are at risk too.
The chicks choking on a toxic diet of ocean plastic
4 September 2018
Birds that live on Lord Howe Island are facing death by ocean plastic.
There's more to birdsong than meets the ears
27 August 2018
Would a pigeon in London sound the same as a pigeon in Birmingham?
Beyond Jurassic World: what we really know about dinosaurs and how
25 June 2018
What's the next best thing to studying prehistoric dinosaurs in the flesh?
Why are some seabirds better at avoiding eating plastic?
21 June 2018
Some shearwaters in Australia appear to be better than others at avoiding feeding plastic to their chicks.
Scientists have traced what dinosaur DNA could have looked like
25 May 2018
Researchers uncovered how the genome of a dinosaur might have looked by studying turtles and birds.
Why are birds the only surviving dinosaurs?
23 May 2018
Watch our animation to find out.
Hundreds of hummingbirds get a makeover
17 August 2018
Cleaning over 300 specimens takes time and a lot of dexterity.
Sir David Attenborough films new documentary at Museum
30 March 2018
The broadcaster visited Natural History Museum collections to create a documentary revealing the wonder of birds' eggs.
A journey through the largest egg collection in the world
26 March 2018
There are more than a million eggs in the Museum's collection.
A splash of pink
29 January 2018
Steven Blandin's image, Reach for the sky, is what happens when stars and spoonbills align.
How did birds become so colourful? Find out.
13 December 2017
The public can help scientists study how the colours in bird plumages evolved.
When worlds collide: the lesson of the great auk
16 May 2018
The demise of the great auk is a lesson in what can happen when human greed runs rampant.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the turkey that builds its own 'oven'
23 November 2017
Find out more about the fascinating behaviour of the Australian brush turkey.
Lifestyle of the dodo revealed
25 August 2017
Secrets of how the extinct dodo lived have finally been uncovered.
Large egg collection donated to Museum
16 April 2017
An extensive, well-documented historical collection of over 22,000 birds' eggs has been donated to the Museum.
Bird lovers help researchers uncover secrets of beak evolution
2 February 2017
Citizen scientists around the world have helped researchers uncover new insights into the evolution of bird beaks using Museum specimens.
Colour in the collections: bird taxidermy
25 October 2016
The art of taxidermy has become fashionable again in recent years. But it has always been scientifically useful. Bird curator Hein van Grouw demonstrates how it's done.
The lost world of the dodo
7 October 2016
Avian palaeontologist Dr Julian Hume explains why we still have much to learn about the lifestyle of the dodo.
World's most complete dodo skeleton revealed with 3D technology
12 April 2016
The first virtual models of the world's most complete dodo skeletons will allow scientists to investigate this extinct bird in new ways.