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A sky of wonders – The 9th Sagres Festival of Birdwatching

Thu, 20/09/2018
From 4-7 October, birds and birders alike will flock to Sagres in southern Portugal for its internationally renowned Festival of Birdwatching & Nature Activities. This year, the Bonelli’s Eagle promises to be the star of the show.
Tern terraces on Coquet Island © Paul Morrison

Road to recovery for the Roseate Tern

Tue, 11/09/2018
Neighbouring BirdLife partners, RSPB (UK) and BirdWatch Ireland, have joined forces to put Europe’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate tern, on the road to recovery.

Algarve fires menace Bonelli’s Eagle

Fri, 07/09/2018
After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.

SEO/BirdLife calls on all to show they truly believe in Doñana’s uniqueness

Fri, 24/08/2018
The spring rainfall, generously flooding a large part of Doñana, has made it a hotbed of fauna and flora this year, pride of place going to the hundreds of bird species that live there.

A race against crime: 5 years of Champions of the Flyway

Mon, 13/08/2018
Over the last five years, Champions of the Flyway has raised nearly $350,000 to help BirdLife partners tackle the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. We look back on five years of inspirational partnership.

Champions of the Flyway – from dream to Game Changer?

Mon, 13/08/2018
In the editorial of our August newsletter, Jonathan Meyrav from SPNI (BirdLife Israel) looks back on five stunning years of Champions of the Flyway – the friends made, the money raised and the birds saved.

Spain’s mission to save the White-headed Duck

Thu, 09/08/2018
In the 1970s, the Spanish population of White-headed duck was brought to the verge of extinction. Its stunning recovery shows why Species Action Plans are essential for the survival of threatened species.

The Black-tailed Godwit rebounds in Sweden

Tue, 07/08/2018
After ten years of conservation efforts, one of Sweden’s rarest breeding bird species, the Black-tailed Godwit, is making a stunning recovery.

Saker success in Bulgaria

Fri, 03/08/2018
For the first time in ten years, an active nest of Saker Falcon has been found in Bulgaria. Hopes are high that this endangered raptor is one step closer to establishing a sustainable breeding population in the country.