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The frog we thought was a kingfisher

Tue, 24/01/2017
It's common for one species to be mistaken for another, similar species. But in India something we thought was a kingfisher turned out to be a frog. How did this happen?
Japanese Murrelet © feathercollector/Shutterstock

Threatened seabird successfully breeds using artificial nests for first time

Mon, 23/01/2017
After six years of trial and error, BirdLife's Japanese Partner has constructed an artificial nesting site that's to the liking of the threatened Japanese Murrelet.
Two adult and two juvenile Chinese Crested Tern spotted at Qingdao in August 2016, by Yu Tao

A tern for the better

Fri, 06/01/2017
Asia’s rarest seabird has been discovered breeding in the Korean Peninsula. This new stronghold could help the Chinese Crested Tern bounce back from near-extinction.
Dochula Pass, Bhutan. © Göran Höglund

BirdLife Partnership stretches its wings to Bhutan

Fri, 09/12/2016
BirdLife welcomes its 122nd national Partner: the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), who work in the fascinating and richly biodiverse nation of Bhutan.
Market in Jakarta, Indonesia © Michelle Robinson

The silencing of the songbirds

Thu, 08/12/2016
The 2016 Red List reveals that Indonesia’s love of songbirds is a tainted love; unsustainable trapping is driving many endemic species towards extinction.

2016 Red List: great news for island endemics, disaster for cagebirds

Thu, 08/12/2016
Today, the health of the world's 10,000+ bird species was revealed with the publication of the 2016 Red List. There are reasons to cheer, but also reasons for concern.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper © Kajornyot Wildlife Photography/Shutterstock

One to Watch - Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 02/12/2016
In our "One to Watch" series, we take a quick look at the status of some of the iconic species we're working on.

Pioneering Sri Lankan bird group turns 40

Fri, 02/12/2016
With FOGSL (BirdLife in Sri Lanka) hitting the big 4-0, we take a closer look at how this seminal group has transformed public perceptions of birds within the country.
Great Tit © HIH Princess Takamado

Unknown Biology of Birds

Thu, 01/12/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, December 2016