Europe and Central Asia
2 Jun 2017

The Bird Bulletin - Vol.10

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!”


SPOTTED IN SWEDEN – Bird lovers near Jönköping were in luck last week when a young, probably wild, Bearded vulture was spotted – a first for Sweden! The species is a known long-distance explorer, but sightings this far north are rare. Read more….

DOUBLE FEATURE – As if one Bearded vulture sighting wasn’t cool enough for a Friday morning, we have a fine-feathered double feature: our French partner LPO released a nestling female into the wilds of the Massif Central this week. This is part of two fantastic programs, one to restore populations in Europe and the other to connect populations in the Alps and the Pyrenees. Read more…

Fly me to the Med – Hoping to inspire greater understanding of the magic that is bird Migration, our Macedonian partner, MES, has produced a wonderful new video on ‘Mediterranean Flyways in Macedonia’. Watch now.

CODE-BREAKERS – New research at Queen Mary University, London into how birds communicate with one another is deciphering the mysteries of the dawn chorus. Machines are being programmed to crack the code,  watch now.

Painting the town green – It’s the last day of EU Green Week (29 May – 2 June) here in Brussels. The theme, this year, is ‘Green Jobs for a Greener Future’. Follow the week as it happened with the hashtag #EUGreenWeek and check out the May edition of our monthly newsletter for the eagle eye view on ‘what exactly is a green job?’ Read more...

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 – Editor & Campaigns Officer, 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.