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Little Penguin © Richard Robinson

Little Blue neighbours

Thu, 06/07/2017
They can be found nesting on people’s doorsteps, or quite literally underneath them. Meet the world's smallest penguins, unwillingly urban birds who are being given new homes by local volunteers
New Zealand's Endangered penguin species: Yellow-eyed © Richard Robinson

Yellow eyes a warning

Wed, 05/07/2017
Look directly into the eyes of an Endangered species. Work by Forest & Bird on land is helping the Yellow-eyed Penguin, but threats at sea are very worrying
Fiordland Penguin "Tawaki" © Richard Robinson

Penguins of the remote rainforest

Tue, 04/07/2017
Grab a kayak, hiking boots and become an expert at crawling through rocks if you want to discover New Zealand's hidden Fiordland Penguins, or "tawaki". But why are they going hungry?
A Little Penguin runs underneath a parked car while returning to its nest in Oamaru, New Zealand. © Richard Robinson

The unusual urban lives of New Zealand's...

Mon, 03/07/2017
Tucked away in rainforests, rocky crevices or under parked cars, these hidden (and not-so-well-hidden) birds are having a rough ride. Welcome to New Zealand, home to one third of the world’s penguins
© Patrick Phelps

Protecting Tawaki, the rainforest penguin

Wed, 21/06/2017
Fiordland Penguins, also known as Tawaki, are about to arrive on New Zealand’s West Coast beaches.
Southern Rockhopper © Galyna Andrushko

I can’t believe we still have to raise funds to...

Tue, 20/06/2017
Rory Crawford, BirdLife International Marine Programme Manager, blogs about BirdLife's latest work to save penguins from extinction.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 5, The Penguin Edition

Fri, 28/04/2017
Welcome to a very special ‘Penguin’ edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ our new weekly news brief.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 4

Fri, 21/04/2017
Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our new weekly news brief with we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.
Hear the King Penguin's trumpeting call up-close-and-personal in new virtual reality film © BirdLife/Visualise

Walk with penguins in ground-breaking virtual...

Wed, 19/04/2017
For the first time, you can instantly transport yourself to a sub-antarctic island and immerse in the lives of penguins—thanks to a new 3D 360-degree film launched today
Galapagos Penguin © Shutterstock

The penguin that paddles in paradise

Tue, 11/04/2017
No huddles please for the Galapagos Penguin; this tropical birdcalls the warm waters of the equator its home. But life in paradise is anything but a walk in the sun...
African Penguins © Shutterstock

Saving Africa's only native penguin species

Mon, 10/04/2017
Africa’s only native penguin species is inching towards extinction due to local food shortages. Conservationists are now trying to reconnect penguin and prey
Penguins are the second most threatened group of seabirds after albatrosses. In the photo, King Penguins © O. Prince/princeimages.co.uk

Protect a penguin today

Fri, 07/04/2017
Penguins are among the world’s most charming and recognisable birds but from south pole to equator a web of threats is seeing them slide ever-closer towards extinction.
Magellanic Penguins in their burrow © Australis Photography

Protecting the penguins of Patagonia

Mon, 12/12/2016
A group of Argentinean researchers have been surveying and assessing colonies of a Near Threatened penguin species - with encouraging results.