birds of eden Blog

The Golden-handed Tamarins At Birds Of Eden

A short documentary about the Golden Handed Tamarin of Birds of Eden in South Africa. Location: Birds of Eden - Plettenberg Bay - South Africa Wildlife film course at Beyond Borders Film School 25th January 2014 - 24th February 2014

Birds-of-paradise Project

This year (2014), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public. Get an advance look now...and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature's extraordinary wonders - up close.

Bird Arrested On Suspicion Of Spying

You may have heard of carrier pigeons being used to transport secret, official messages. Well how about a swan being used as a French spy? In 2013, a story broke out about a swan that was detained, behind bars, in an Egyptian jail in Qena, after it was spotted with an electronic device attached to it. A local spotted the bird, captured it and handed it over to authorities because the device was thought to be some type of spying equipment.

Interesting Facts About Birds

The chicken is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Many birds kept as pets, including doves, parakeets, and lovebirds, enjoy living in pairs for companionship. The smallest bird egg belongs to the hummingbird and is the size of a pea.  The largest bird egg, from which the ostrich hatches, is the size of a cantaloupe. A bird’s eye takes up about 50 percent of its head; our eyes take up about 5 percent of our head. To be comparable to a bird’s eyes,...