Population of Ground Parrots Threatened by Airport Expansion - 10,000 Birds
A proposed runway expansion to Sunshine Coast Airport in Queensland, Australia, threatens one of only two remaining populations of Eastern Ground Parrot in the state. Though BirdLife International lists Ground Parrot* as a Species of Least Concern, isolated populations are important to preserve both intrinsically and as reservoirs of genetic diversity. *BirdLife International does not recognize the split to Eastern Ground Parrot and Western Ground Parrot.
A Clear And Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds
Modern architecture loves glass. But glass also kills tens of millions of birds every year when they collide with windows. Now, researchers are trying to learn what birds can see, in an attempt to build better, more bird-friendly buildings.