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EuroBirdwatch 2010: the wonder of migration

Mon, 04/10/2010
Over the past weekend, almost 60,000 people from 34 European countries enthusiastically took part in EuroBirdwatch 2010.

BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home

Mon, 04/10/2010
BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoƒçnik, its “message for Nagoya”.

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010
Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp - September 2010 Video

Fri, 17/09/2010
Raphael Vassallo joins BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) and the Campaign Against Bird Slaughter (CBAS) on their Raptor Watch camp in the Maltese countryside, monitoring for illegal hunting and trapping.

Race against the clock to save Zino’s Petrel

Fri, 10/09/2010
Staff from SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) and the Parque Natural da Madeira – PNM keep working to restore the areas destroyed by the forest fires.

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.