News bird migration

Anti-poaching camps give honey-buzzard sweet...

Mon, 08/04/2019
The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets - but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport. In Italy, “anti-poaching camps” sparked an extremely successful movement which has saved thousands of honey-buzzards.
The Eastern Imperial Eagle is classed as Vulnerable on the Red List of threatened species © BirdLife Europe

A mighty predator made helpless at the hands of...

Fri, 05/04/2019
The eagle is a long-standing symbol of strength and glory, but though triumphant within the animal kingdom, the predator becomes the prey when the Eastern Imperial Eagle is confronted with human persecution. Can we restore one of Europe’s rarest raptors?
Whether a Common Quail migrates or not is determined by its genes © BirdLife Europe

This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but...

Thu, 21/03/2019
Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common Quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed - with your help we can halt their decline and protect many other bird species at the same time.
Eurasian Blackcaps are illegally lured towards traps using recordings of their song © BirdLife Europe

Netted, glued and eaten whole – can we keep this...

Tue, 19/03/2019
The Eurasian Blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping using invisible nets or glue sticks: all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies, run by organised criminals. Could education be the solution?

Flight for Survival - Spring Migration 2019

Mon, 25/02/2019
This spring, BirdLife is telling the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds – exposing the illegal threats they face along the African-Eurasian flyway.
Students were taken birdwatching at Omo Biosphere Reserve as part of the event © NCF

Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations...

Tue, 07/08/2018
The wonders of migration take one small village by storm, and a chance encounter with a ringed Osprey shows that birds’ incredible journeys really do link people on opposite sides of the globe…
The Arctic Tern migrates from pole to pole © Tony Brindley

How will climate change affect bird migration?...

Wed, 11/07/2018
Science Showcase: we talk to BirdLife scientists about a recent paper they have been working on that has expanded our knowledge of birds and conservation. This time, our Chief Scientist Stuart Butchart explains a study that predicts what climate change will mean for migratory birds.
© Nature Mauritanie

De nombreuses voix, une seule chanson : Les...

Mon, 09/07/2018

Cette année, pour célébrer la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs, la communication

The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del...

Mon, 09/07/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.
Bar-headed Goose © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock

Migration Marathons: 7 unbelievable bird journeys

Wed, 27/06/2018
Around one in five of all the world’s bird species migrate. And while every migration is an epic and often perilous feat of endurance, here’s a selection of species that we feel go the extra mile.
Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation

Many voices, one song: children across Africa...

Fri, 11/05/2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.
The summit will address how best to conserve the world's migration superhighways © Shutterstock

Everything you need to know about our upcoming...

Mon, 26/03/2018
This April, some of the greatest minds of the conservation world will assemble at a global summit in Abu Dhabi, to thrash out the issues threatening our migratory birds. Below, we give a summary of the pressing topics we’ll be discussing.
The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado

Open letter: give our birds safe passage over...

Tue, 27/02/2018
With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws.
L'Ibis Chauve © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Découverte de nouveaux sites de reproduction...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Elle a eu une histoire dramatique et a été presque perdue à l’extinction. Maintenant, cet oiseau en danger critique revient de force avec un succès reproducteur record au Maroc en 2017.
© Vincent Legrand/Agami

اكتشاف مواقع تكاثر جديدة مهمة لطائر الأنوق (أبو...

Wed, 24/01/2018
لقد كان لهذا النوع تاريخ محزن لدرجة أنه كان على وشك الانقراض. ولكن الآن هذا الطائر المهدد بالانقراض بشكل حرج يعود من جديد مع تسجيل حديث لحالة نجاح لتكاثره في المغرب في العام 2017.
 Íbis-Calvo-do-Norte © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Descobertos novos locais de reprodução para o...

Wed, 24/01/2018

À medida que o dia chegava ao fim, a luz laranja refletindo do Atlântico pareci

Rudong mudflats, Jiangsu Province, a crucial site for shorebird species ©  Richard Allen

Great news for shorebirds! China to halt coastal...

Tue, 23/01/2018
The Chinese government has announced that it will halt all ‘business-related’ land reclamation along its coast. This is a massive boost to the tens of millions of migratory shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) that depend on the intertidal mudflats of China’s east coast.
Although Critically Endangered, the Northern Bald Ibis could be in recovery © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis...

Fri, 24/11/2017
It has had a dramatic history and was almost lost to extinction. Now this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with a record breeding success in Morocco in 2017.