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North Island Saddleback © HBW

10 birds that were saved from extinction

Tue, 10/01/2017
We continue our showcase of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World by profiling some species that came back from the very brink of extinction.
Arjan holding a Sclater's Crowned-pigeon in Papua New Guinea, that he bought in order to save and release © Arjan Dwarshuis

This man has just broken the record for most bird species seen in a year

Mon, 09/01/2017
Interview: Arjan Dwarshuis has just broken the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a single year. He has some interesting tales to tell...
Marsh Antwren © HBW

New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

Thu, 29/12/2016
We continue our showcase of Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World with a look at the latest members of the vast and varied avian family.
Regent Honeyeater © HBW

The world's rarest songbirds

Thu, 22/12/2016
To celebrate the upcoming Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, with beautiful drawings of the entire avian kingdom, we look at some of its rarest members.
The UN Biodiversity Conference aims to build a future in harmony with nature. Above, Near Threatened Reinwardt's tree frog © Aleksey Stemmer

UN summit calls for urgent farming, forestry, fisheries reforms

Sun, 18/12/2016
BirdLife welcomes the decision by the UN Biodiversity Conference to pursue environmental reform in the farming, forestry and fisheries sectors.

Azores glory: Europe's most threatened songbird rebounds

Wed, 14/12/2016
The spread of exotic plants threatened to starve the charmingly plump Azores Bullfinch to extinction, but habitat restoration work has given us reason to feel bullish.

Bite-size bird tales from Eurasia

Mon, 12/12/2016
No matter how small, some stories must be shared. Here’s a round-up of some of the best from the 2016 season of Spring Alive.

Grey Parrot fading from Africa's rainforests

Thu, 08/12/2016
It’s one of the most recognisable pet birds in the world. And it’s also the latest species to join the Red List’s dreaded Endangered club. What went wrong for the Grey?