Europe and Central Asia
7 Apr 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 3

By Gui-Xi Young

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our new weekly news brief. Every Friday morning, we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia - now you can kick start every weekend with ‘what a little bird told me!’

TAKE ACTION – change the future of food and farming with 1 click! Only 3 weeks until the European Commission's Public Consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy closes. We have launched a Europe-wide E-Action so citizens can support sustainable, nature-friendly farms. #LivingLand.

CZECH MATE – the Czech parliament has finally approved a new law that sets precise rules for protecting wildlife in national parks (from hunting, logging and other destructive acts). 117 deputies voted in favour, overturning the President’s veto. Well done to our partner CSO for championing this long fight!

From dusk till dawn – Birdwatch Ireland is co-sponsoring a landmark breeding Woodcock survey. The research group will monitor dawn and dusk ‘roding flights’ when males fly circuits above the woodland canopy in search of receptive females! Read more…

Happy Bird Day! – Last weekend Slovakians marked their annual ‘Bird Day’ with a traditional ‘welcoming of the cranes’. The magnificent birds stop in large numbers at the Senianske ponds during spring migration season. The event, organised by SOS-BirdLife Slovakia has become a festival of fun for the family, drawing over 1,000 visitors. See more…

SAVE SPOONIE – Every year, the Spoon-billed sandpiper attempts its epic 11,000km migration from Bangladesh to Arctic Russia – the most dangerous flyway in the world due to human interference. Its numbers have plummeted down to only 400 individuals. Help BirdLife protect key ecological sites on the Yellow Sea mudflats and save Spoonie’s resting habitat! Donate here…


Well that’s all for today’s ‘Bird Bulletin’ – tune in next week for more cheeps, chirps and chatter.

Bye Bye Birdies!


Gui-Xi Young, News Editor – BirdLife Europe & Central Asia


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