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Storks - counted and supported by local volunteers!

Mon, 07/09/2015
The Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife Partner) completed the first national stork census after 57 years and none of it would have been possible without locals and volunteers.
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International Vulture Awareness Day: no cause for celebration?

Fri, 04/09/2015
There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor farm management

Wed, 02/09/2015
Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad and the ugly

Wed, 02/09/2015
Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015
Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Your birdwatching could now protect your favourite species

Tue, 01/09/2015
The new Euro Bird Portal project logs about 30 million sightings from all over Europe every year, which can help scientists better understand migration, tackle climate change effects on birds and possibly prevent avian flu.

PEGASUS: Sustainable land management from a different perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015
The project, of which BirdLife is a partner, will be working over 3 years to help change the way we manage farms and forests to better deliver goods and ecosystem services.

Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory birds

Mon, 31/08/2015
BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.

Everything you need to know about Euro Birdwatch 2015

Fri, 28/08/2015
All about the event, plus: how you can witness the wonders of bird migration.