Environment

Bird Watching Activities

Bird watching is considered one of the most popular educational outdoor activities today. Every individual can easily be involved in bird watching activities as birds can be observed from any outdoor environment in all...

Bird Ringing and Mark and Recapture

Taxonomy dictates the naming of different animal species for identification purposes. This process is expanded for ornithology, which is the branch of zoology that deals with the in-depth study of birds. Most of the...

Bird Observation in the Province of Iran

Iran is an Islamic republic with 1,648,184 sq. km. land surface, 80 million inhabitants and 28 provinces. One of the provinces is Hormozgan with 68,475 sq. km. land surface area and 1 million people. Hormozgan is...

Bird Feeders and Bird Feeding

A Birdfeeder, also known as bird table or bird feeder, is a kind of device placed outdoors to supply food to birds. Its success primarily depends on the kinds of birds to be fed, and its placement. It is sometimes...

Bird Collections

Ornithology, or the study of bird species, is said to be one of the earliest branches of zoology. In early times, this type of study is enhanced with the collection of bird eggs. In earlier history, bird egg collection...

Binoculars and Finnsticks

Ornithology is the branch of zoology that deals with the study of birds. In studying birds, certain tools are used, like binoculars and finnsticks. A finnstick is a stick that is used to support binoculars. One end of...

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtails are birds which are known scientifically by the name of Motacilla flava. These are small passerine birds which belong to the family of wagtails by name Motacillidae. The other members of this family are...

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer is a bird which is known scientifically by the name of Emberiza citronella. These are passerine birds which belong to bunting family called Emberizidae. These birds can be seen breeding across most of the...

Winter Wren

Winter Wren

The Winter wren is a passerine bird which is known scientifically by the name of Tioglodytes troglodytes. These are also known commonly by the name of Northern Wren. These are small birds which belong to the New World...

Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon

Wood pigeons are birds which are known scientifically by the name of Columba palumbus. These are members of the family known as Columbidae, which comprises of doves and pigeons. These doves are seen known in the south...

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler is a bird which is known scientifically by the name of Phylloscopus trochilus. These birds were known earlier by the name of Willow Wren. These birds are very common as well as wide spread leaf warblers...

Willow Tit

Willow Tit

Willow Tit is a bird which is known scientifically by the name of Poecile montanus. These are passerine birds which belong to the family of tits known scientifically as Paridae. These are widespread and are common...

Whitethroat

Whitethroat

The Whitethroat is a bird which is known scientifically by the name of Sylvia communis. These birds are very common and are typically widespread warblers. The breeding of these birds occur all over the European...

Whinchat

Whinchat

The Whinchat is a bird which is known scientifically by the name of Saxicola rubetra. These are small passerine birds which were classified earlier into the thrush family of Turdidae. But now these Whinchats are...

Waxwing

Waxwing

The waxwings belong to the genus of Bombycillla which contains passerine birds. This is the common name used for the three species which comes under this genus. The species are known as Japanese waxwings, bohemian...

Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove

Turtle doves are known scientifically by the name of Streptopelia turtur. These birds are members of the family of Columbidae, which contains pigeons and doves. These doves are migratory species. These can be normally...

Tree Sparrow

Tree Sparrow

Tree sparrow is known scientifically by the name of Passer montanus. These can be seen breeding over almost all the parts of Europe as well as Siberia. The allied forms of these birds can be seen in some regions of Asia...

The Great Spotted Woodpecker

The Great spotted Woodpecker is classified under the Dendrocopus Major in the family of Picidae. These birds are found throughout Europe and Northern Asia. The size of these birds range from 23 to 26 centimetres and has...

The Sand Martin

The Sand Martin

The sand martin is one of the strangest birds. Its habitat ranges from parts of Europe and North America. This bird is well adapted; resilient it is able to survive even in really harsh conditions. The sand martin got...

The Rook


The Rook


              The Rook is one of the most resilient birds in the world. They are very quick to adapt to the changing conditions and climate. They are able to thrive even in harsh conditions. These birds are spread...