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Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

Record-breaking wintering numbers of Spoon-billed...

Thu, 25/02/2016

Record numbers of Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a Critically Endangered shorebird, have been

Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious...

Thu, 11/02/2016

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines

Survey confirms Chinese Crested Terns in Indonesia

Tue, 09/02/2016
A survey team led by Burung Indonesia (BirdLife in Indonesia) and BirdLife’s Asia Division has confirmed a wintering site of the globally threatened Chinese Crested Tern in eastern Indonesia.
One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016
Asia’s rarest bunting, the Rufous-backed Bunting (also known as Jankowski's Bunting), has been found wintering close to China’s capital – the first record of this globally threatened species in Beijing municipality for seventy-five years.
Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). Image: Li Zai

Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’...

Thu, 14/01/2016

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Cen

New hope for recovery of Critically Endangered seabird thanks to successful restoration project and team's dedication. Photos: Simba Chan

Brave efforts pay off in doubly-successful...

Thu, 13/08/2015
Breeding success of one of world's rarest birds broke records thanks to team's successful restoration project and dedicated monitoring of colony including during super-typhoon...
© Huang Qiusheng

Yellow-breasted Bunting declined by 90%

Mon, 08/06/2015
One of Eurasia’s most abundant bird species has declined by 90% and retracted its range by 5000 km since 1980 a new study shows.

First steps towards an Asian land bird monitoring...

Mon, 13/04/2015

Question: How do we know that many bird species are declining?

A big comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the...

Wed, 13/08/2014

Chinese Crested Terns on the Jiushan Islands have ha

BirdLife participates in mainland China’s first...

Wed, 16/04/2014
BirdLife International was recently invited to participate in the first International Bird Fair held in Fuzhou, in Fujian Province in south-east China. The event was a great success and was attended by an amazing 20,000 people from all walks of life.

New breeding sites found for Asia’s rarest bunting

Thu, 05/12/2013
Three previously unknown breeding sites of Asia’s rarest bunting have been discovered by a team from the Beijing Bird Watching Society working with BirdLife’s China Programme.
The MoU was signed by BirdLife’s Chief Executive Dr Marco Lambertini, and Professor Liu Naifa, President of the COS

A new era of cooperation for the BirdLife...

Fri, 08/11/2013
The beginning of a new era in formal cooperation between BirdLife International and China has begun with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the BirdLife International Partnership and the China Ornithological Society.
Great Crested Terns attracted to Tiedun Dao, July 25th 2013. © Ding Peng

China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony...

Fri, 04/10/2013
This summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established a new Chinese Crested Tern colony in the Jiushan Islands.

Rare sighting of marked Spoon-billed Sandpiper on...

Fri, 06/09/2013
A rare sighting of a marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration was reported last weekend from Rudong mudflats north of Shanghai.

Twelve year old conservationist from China is...

Sat, 20/07/2013
It is becoming increasingly important to engage young people with nature. Twelve year old Tina Lin, a passionate young conservationist from China, was a shining example of this when she attended the BirdLife World Congress.

Children along the flyway make Spoon-billed...

Thu, 20/06/2013

Five hundred children from 7 countries joined together in making an animation on the li

The China Coastal Waterbird Census is a long-term project to monitor the distribution, numbers and seasonal movements of waterbirds along the Chinese coast (Marcus Ho)

China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green...

Tue, 05/03/2013
The China Coastal Waterbird Census has made some exciting discoveries, notably that Rudong in Jiangsu is a key stopover site for both Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Spotted Greenshank.