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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.

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.