News Overview

Is Europe ready for global leadership on biodiversity in 2010?

Wed, 24/02/2010 - 13:43

As with every Presidency of the EU, BirdLife International has also launched its publication Greening Europe, highlighting BirdLife's EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months and providing Spain with 'five keys to a successful Presidency'.

Europe and Central Asia

New site for owlet

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 13:11

Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet has been filmed and photographed at a new site in Neotropical Primate Conservation’s main research area, La Esperanza, Peru. First found in 1976, the species had not been seen since 2007.


Martin Holm - Communication Officer at DOF (BirdLife in Denmark)

Mon, 01/02/2010 - 15:40

Hi everybody, my name is Martin and I have been with DOF (BirdLife in Denmark) for almost seven years, where I am responsible for communication and fundraising and all sorts of other stuff thrown in between for good measure...

'Year of the Tiger' Angelo Caserta - BirdLife's European Regional Director

Mon, 01/02/2010 - 15:37

Everybody knows that 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. Probably less people know (at least in Europe!) that, according to the...

Enforcing the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:20

In two separate cases, ExxonMobil and PacificCorp, recently pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other migratory birds, and will pay fines that will be used to support conservation.


Get your hands on the Indochinese Babbler

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:18

All the latest from the BirdLife Indochina programme is now available in the 32th edition of The Babbler


Audubon California expands habitat protection

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:15

As part of its ongoing effort to protect important bird habitat in Kern County, Audubon California (BirdLife Partner in the US) has purchased 120 hectares of land along the Kelso Creek.


Common Crane is Armenia's Bird of the Year

Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:14

Common Crane has been chosen as the Bird of the Year, following the result of a poll conducted by ASPB (BirdLife in Armenia) and LOLO, a famous children journal. Common Crane is a very rare bird in Armenia, breeding only in the southern and south-western provinces and its population is in a critical condition.

Conserving Biodiversity In Africa: Guidelines for applying the Site Support Group Approach

Tue, 05/01/2010 - 14:32

Conserving Biodiversity In Africa: Guidelines for applying the Site Support Group Approach provides a step-by-step guide to establishing and managing Site Support Groups.

Good for Nature, Good for People

Tue, 05/01/2010 - 14:27

Good for Nature, Good for People brings together the key lessons learnt from BirdLife International's Improving Livelihoods Projects in Africa.

Nada Tosheva - Executive Director at BSPB (BirdLife in Bulgaria)

Thu, 31/12/2009 - 15:46

I am Nada Tosheva, and since 2007 I am the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB, BirdLife in Bulgaria). I am leading a team of 22 dedicated staff who inspire BSPB members involved in species recovery and monitoring, site conservation and protection, public awareness and citizen science projects.

Barbora Neversil - SVS/BirdLife Switzerland

Sat, 28/11/2009 - 15:49

My name is Barbora Neversil: I started just one year ago to work for SVS/BirdLife Switzerland as Communication and Information Manager. My work is so varied that it feels like only a few days ago: communication of the Bird of the year and for the biodiversity strategy, raising awareness for the protection of snails (!) and for migratory birds….. just to name a few of the tasks.

Building Partnerships

Wed, 05/08/2009 - 14:00

Building Partnerships – working together for conservation and development shares experiences, and supports lesson-learning within the BirdLife International Partnership.


Complete bird checklist

Sun, 28/06/2009 - 12:10

BirdLife International maintains its own complete checklist of birds (taxonomic checklist of the world's bird species) because there are so many different global, regional, national, site and family taxonomic checklists. Click to download your free copy of the complete bird checklist.


List of Birds of Prey

Wed, 24/06/2009 - 15:35

A complete list of birds of prey within the Accipitridae family is shown below. The Accipitridae is one of the two major...

List of Falcon species

Wed, 24/06/2009 - 15:25

Below is shown a list of falcon species. Members of the falcon familiy are roughly divisible into three or four groups.

List of Owl Species

Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:28

A List of Owl species from around the world. Living owls are divided into two families: the typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.

List of Eagle Species

Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:23

Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the United States and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia.