Earlier this week, the folks at Guinness World Records confirmed that Colombian stuntman Jhonathan Florex had shattered multiple records on April 20th, 2012, when he flew off an airplane in his wingsuit from an altitude so high, that he had to strap along an oxygen tank.
Kids News - Bird Articles
If you were anywhere near the Thames River in Southern England last week, you probably witnessed a very historical event - Swan Upping, the annual counting of swans that dates all the way back to the 12th Century.
A team of conservationists led by the staff at the Russian branch of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Birds (WWT), has just launched a last-minute attempt to save one of the world's rarest birds - The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper.
Common Core Resources
Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
For Grades 6-8
For over two centuries, scientists have maintained that hummingbirds suck in nectar by capillary action (the same way liquid gets sucked up by a straw), using the tube-like channels that lie inside their tongues. However, a new study conducted by Alejendro Rico-Guevara, an ornithologist from the University of Connecticut, refutes that, and he has video footage to prove it.
Frostie is a 20-year old little corella cockatoo with some formidable dancing skills. He can boogie to any kind of music - from disco songs like Sunshine Band's Boogie Shoes to Gospels like God is great.
Oh to be able to soar in the skies like a bird! Ever since the Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarius, humans have dreamed of taking to the skies - Sure they have succeeded using jet engines and other contraptions, but nobody has been able to do it quite like the birds - Using just their hands and feet - Until now.
While almost all birds migrate between seasons, few take it as seriously as the Arctic Tern, a small seabird that flies a distance of between 70,000 - 81,600 km annually, from its breeding grounds in the Arctic to its winter home in the Antarctic.
While the picture above looks like an attractive collection of everyday things and not particularly dangerous - they can be, especially when ingested by unsuspecting birds, who mistake it for food.