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White-tailed Eagles poisoned in Denmark

Wed, 08/09/2010
For the first time in almost a century a pair of White-tailed Eagles Haliaeetus albicilla bred in the Danish island of Funen, but tragically the birds were found dead at the end of June.

Following the migration of White Storks

Wed, 01/09/2010
Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium) is tracking migrating White Stork Ciconia ciconia on their route to Spain and West Africa.

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010
Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.

Sociable Lapwing Tracking - RSPB Video

Thu, 19/08/2010
Check out the new RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) video about tracking Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan.

Swift box success at BirdLife's UK office

Mon, 16/08/2010
With swifts on their way back to Africa it was time to open the boxes erected earlier in the year and find out what the birds had been doing...

BirdLife fieldworker assaulted by illegal trapper

Fri, 06/08/2010
A BirdLife Malta fieldworker was physically attacked and injured by an individual illegally trapping waders adjacent to the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010
Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

BSPB uses satellite technology to save eagles from extinction

Wed, 30/06/2010
The Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BirdLife Partner) has announced the start of its new campaign for the satellite tracking of Eastern Imperial Eagles.

BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

Tue, 22/06/2010
A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement by BirdLife Suomi (BirdLife in Finland) on Friday.