Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

The researchers, from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, applied climate and ecological modelling to illustrate how the distribution of major bird groups is linked to climate change over millions of years.However, while past climate change often occurred slowly enough to allow species to adapt or shift habitats, current rates of climate change may be … Read more

Boom time at Britain’s bird feeders

The latest research from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), published today in the journal Nature Communications, reveals the considerable consequences of an innocuous national pastime. Britain’s growing love affair with feeding the birds has significantly altered the composition of our garden bird communities over the past 40 years, helping the populations of some species … Read more