John and Elizabeth Gould's watercolour bird drawings join the Museum collection
14 January 2019
A volume of historical bird illustrations has joined the Museum collections.
How well do you know your winter wildlife?
18 December 2018
Take our quiz to find out how familiar you are with the UK's plants and animals and their strategies for surviving winter.
Seabirds in the Pacific are using plastic to build nests
26 October 2018
The birds' nesting behaviour reflect the health of our oceans.
Gangs of mice are eating seabird chicks alive on a remote Atlantic island
22 October 2018
The RSPB are planning a mouse eradication programme starting next year.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: blood-loving birds of the Galápagos
When resources run short, the sharp-beaked finches of Wolf Island turn into vampires to survive.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: meet Bob the flamingo
15 October 2018
Bob is a conservation ambassador in the Caribbean.
What birds can teach us about evolution
8 October 2018
A new study is helping to explain how evolution works.
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.