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

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