The air is their domain: our feathered friends are a formidable class of animal.
Whether in daily life or through hobby birding, humans have always had a special relationship with avian life. DW offers an compilation of content on the topic of birds.
Worrying news about Europe’s bird populations: they’ve dropped by more than half in the last 30 years. That’s a loss of 300 million birds according to a report released by the German government. A number of species are affected, including lapwings, partridges and skylarks. Berlin correspondent Alexa Dvorson wonders about the state of nightingales, arguably the continent's most creative songsters.
It's spring in the northern hemisphere - and one sure sign of that is the flocks of geese, cranes and other migratory birds flying overhead, coming back in for the summer. On May 10, we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. In an interview, Borja Heredia, head of the avian unit at the United Nation’s Convention of Migratory Species, explains why migratory birds are so important.