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Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne, Barbados

Wed, 09/11/2011
Flooding at BirdLife's Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge in Barbados reduced the amount of suitable stop-over habitat for shorebirds this autumn, but this proved good for ducks and in September, two globally threatened West Indian Whistling-ducks turned up - the first time the species has been on the island for 50 years.

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011
Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Thu, 20/10/2011
After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

V Encuentro de Productores de Ganado del Cono Sur, apoyo a la conservación de las Pampas y sus aves

Wed, 12/10/2011
Los productores de ganado en campo nativo y representantes de la comunidad conservacionist

America, the continent of birds

Fri, 07/10/2011
October is the month to celebrate birds in the Americas, and as in previous years, both BirdLife Partner and non-partner organizations are joining the celebrations. At least 12 organizations have already started their celebratory activities, ranging from outdoor walks, birding tours, painting and photography competitions, and educational talks, among others.

América, el continente de las Aves

Fri, 07/10/2011
Octubre es el mes de las Aves en las Américas y como es usual, organizaciones socias y no socias de BirdLife se unen este año a la misma. Al menos 12 organizaciones han iniciado ya sus actividades que van desde caminatas al aire libre, visitas de observación de aves, concursos de pintura y fotografía, charlas educativas, entre otras.

Nature Canada Seeks Public Support to Send Canadian Youth on Arctic Expedition

Wed, 05/10/2011
Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has entered a funding competition to give 13 Canadian youth the opportunity of a lifetime aboard Arctic Expedition 2012.

Department of Environment Logo Competition Rules

Tue, 04/10/2011
The Department of Environment Montserrat has announced a logo competition with a prize of $500 USD on offer.

A chance to raise money for El Triunfo - and win a visit

Fri, 23/09/2011
"By joining in this competition you will help conserve one of the most important cloud forests in the Americas," says Rosa María Vidal of Pronatura Chiapas