News Grassland birds

The Greater Prairie-chicken: playing chicken with...

Tue, 22/09/2020
Despite being over-hunted to the brink of extinction, this flamboyant member of the grouse family may now be starting to recover. Discover its turbulent history of changing fortunes.
 Nesting grounds are being run over by machinery or trampled by cattle © Inés Pereda

Can traditional ranching revival reverse Saffron-...

Tue, 25/02/2020
The pampas grasslands are one of South America’s most iconic landscapes – but less than half of them remain. Because of this, the Saffron-cowled Blackbird was moved to Endangered in the latest Red List update. Could a revival of centuries-old farming techniques be the solution?
Yellow Cardinal © Matías Romano

Bird friendly beef in Porto Alegre’s market

Wed, 25/05/2016
SAVE Brasil has managed to bring bird-friendly beef with the seal of the Grasslands Alliance into Brazilian markets. But why is grass-fed beef such good news for birds?
One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016
Asia’s rarest bunting, the Rufous-backed Bunting (also known as Jankowski's Bunting), has been found wintering close to China’s capital – the first record of this globally threatened species in Beijing municipality for seventy-five years.