It’s official! The kea has taken our Bird of the Year for 2017. Ellen Rykers investigates how warming temperatures could impact them. While the kea’s antics may be more “court jester” than “monarch”, there’s no denying that kea are formidable kings and queens of the mountains (and our hearts). But their reign as ruler of the […]
About Ellen Rykers
Ellen is a writer, science communicator and avid bird nerd. Her work has appeared in New Zealand Geographic and Australian Geographic, among others. When not putting pen to paper, she spends her time hanging out with conservation dogs for her Master’s in Science Communication.
With #BirdOfTheYear off to a flying start, science communicator Ellen Rykers investigates how some of our native birds could be affected by climate change. We all know that climate change threatens the existence of the polar bear. Haunting images of one balancing on thin ice means it has become the poster child for melting ice and a […]