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Superabundant bird decline mirrors Passenger Pigeon

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 21:05

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.

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First steps towards an Asian land bird monitoring programme

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 10:50

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

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A big comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 10:27

Chinese Crested Terns on the Jiushan Islands have had a second and even more successful year: at least 43 Chinese Crested Terns arrived and stayed on the island of Tiedun Dao this breeding season (from mid-May to

Asia China Preventing Extinctions - Asia

BirdLife participates in mainland China’s first international bird fair

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 20:59

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.

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New breeding sites found for Asia’s rarest bunting

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:11

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.

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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 International Partnership in China

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:48

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.

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Great Crested Terns attracted to Tiedun Dao, July 25th 2013. © Ding Peng

China’s rarest seabird benefits from colony restoration

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 03:30

This summer an innovative tern colony restoration project has apparently established a new Chinese Crested Tern colony in the Jiushan Islands.

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Rare sighting of marked Spoon-billed Sandpiper on migration

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 09:43

A rare sighting of a marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration was reported last weekend from Rudong mudflats north of Shanghai.

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

Twelve year old conservationist from China is helping ensure a future for birds

Sat, 20/07/2013 - 16:55

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.

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Children along the flyway make Spoon-billed Sandpiper animation

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 15:19

Five hundred children from 7 countries joined together in making an animation on the life and journey of a Spoon-billed Sandpiper

 

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways

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 Award

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 16:34

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.

Asia China Climate Change - Asia

Shorebird trapping threatens new Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site in China

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 00:00

Four Spoon-billed Sandpipers were found at Fucheng, near Leizhou, south-west Guangdong Province in December 2012.

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