The tale of the tall emperor penguin
24 September 2019
For around 175 years, no one knew the story of the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) specimen, on display in Gallery One at the Natural History Museum in Tring.
Where to report birds tangled in plastic rubbish
20 September 2019
A new website allows people to report birds entangled in plastic.
A 12,000-year-old swamp full of dodo bones has been found
12 September 2019
An ancient swamp full of fossils from extinct animals was discovered in Mauritius.
The bird that stitches its home
2 August 2019
How does the common tailorbird sew its nest together?
Ocean plastic is changing the blood chemistry of seabirds
29 July 2019
What this means for their future is still not known.
How does the Moon affect life on Earth?
22 July 2019
Weeping trees, teeth stronger than Kevlar and one of Earth's most spectacular natural events are all shaped by the Moon.
Birds on an island in the Indian Ocean evolved flightlessness twice
10 May 2019
This is fastest recorded timeline of a bird losing its ability to fly.
An expedition to the uninhabited island harbouring 38 million pieces of plastic
4 April 2019
It has the highest density of plastic in the world.
White-tailed eagles could return to England
3 April 2019
It has been 230 years since they were declared extinct in England.
British garden birds: spring and summer highlights
28 March 2019
Find out about some of the birds you're likely to see and hear in parks and gardens.
How to make a bird feeder
20 March 2019
Follow our simple guide to building a bird feeder for your garden from a reused plastic bottle.
Seabirds on remote islands are contaminated with lead and selenium
6 March 2019
Despite breeding on remote islands, petrels are being poisoned by lead.
Our favourite signs of spring
1 March 2019
Museum wildlife experts share their favourite signs spring is here or on its way.
If you're a bird, you aren't what you eat
20 February 2019
A new paper is shedding light on the relationship between a bird's diet and how it looks.
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 reflects 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.