Europe and Central Asia
12 May 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 7

By Gui-Xi Young

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

 

Happy #WorldMigratoryBirdDay!! In celebration, on Wednesday, we shared a very special love story – meet Klepetan, a male White Stork who returns to the same red-tiled rooftop in Brodski Varoš, Croatia every year – for the past 15 years!! – to be with his injured partner Malena. Read more

RECORD-BREAKING RUFFS! Birdwatchers in Belarus were basking in the magic of migration last week. At Turau Meadow, 120,000 Ruffs were recorded by APB (BirdLife Belarus) in a single day – a new national record! See the pictures…

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS – did you know that almost all penguin species are migratory? The daunting obstacles they must overcome are awe-inspiring, but every year the journey becomes more and more perilous. Help us #ProtectAPenguin today!

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – yesterday, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan was officially presented with a commemorative banner representing the 600 organisations and 258,708 Europeans who have said ‘YES TO A LIVING LAND!’ The handover took place at the opening of theWho will fix the broken CAP?conference, organised by BirdLife and the EEB. Follow the day as it happened with #Living Land and #CAPrecipe.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – What's the recipe for healthy food and farming? Top French chef Bernard Fournier recommends a Cordon Bleu CAP Reform with an extra generous serving of biodiversity #CAPrecipe

 

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


Stichting BirdLife Europe gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on these pages are solely those of Stichting BirdLife Europe.



Stichting BirdLife Europe gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on the ECA section of this website are solely those of Stichting BirdLife Europe.