News birdwatching

A sky of wonders – The 9th Sagres Festival of...

Thu, 20/09/2018
From 4-7 October, birds and birders alike will flock to Sagres in southern Portugal for its internationally renowned Festival of Birdwatching & Nature Activities. This year, the Bonelli’s Eagle promises to be the star of the show.
Jane Alexander interview BirdLife

“We all have to become conservationists”: our...

Mon, 18/06/2018
Jane Alexander is an acclaimed actress, author and an impassioned birder who is also a member of BirdLife’s Global Advisory Group. Here, she talks to us about how acting got her into birding, and how the new generation gives her hope.

Meet the man who is biking across the Andes to...

Fri, 23/03/2018
Gary Prescott, the 'Biking Birder' is trying to set the world record for most birds seen by green means in one year.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari des oiseaux": une révolution de...

Fri, 02/02/2018
Jusqu’à présent, seuls quelques écotouristes intrépides se sont aventurés à Mahavavy-Kinkony, à Madagascar. Mais cela devrait changer avec une nouvelle initiative visant à développer le tourisme ornithologique – pour le bénéfice de la faune et des moyens de subsistance locaux.
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism...

Fri, 02/02/2018
Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

Safari Birding à Mahavavy-Kinkony: une première...

Thu, 01/02/2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony est un lieu unique en son genre. Seuls quelques touristes intrépides ont visité le site, mais la tendance s’inverse, les organisations nationales et locales ont accepté de promouvoir le tourisme ornithologique, au profit des communautés locales et de la faune sauvage du site.
Greater Adjutants on a rubbish dump in Guwahati, India © AJT Johnsingh, WWF India / NCF

Six unusual habitats that are birding hotspots

Tue, 30/01/2018
2018 is “Year of the Bird”, a year-long celebration in partnership with National Geographic, National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab on Ornithology. This month we’re encouraging you to “Bird Your World” by getting out there and spending time with the birds you love – no matter where you are.
Saffron-cowled Blackbird Conservation Project members scan the landscape to locate nesting sites © Francisco González Táboas

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's...

Tue, 07/11/2017
In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left. But this looks set to change thanks to volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.
Bohemian Waxwing © KOO/Shutterstock

Help conservation by counting birds this weekend

Mon, 13/02/2017
Birdwatchers around the world take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17-20. Participate in one of the biggest citizen science projects in the world.

Birdwatchers of the UK and BENELUX, grab your...

Thu, 26/01/2017
On the next two weekends (28-29 January and 4-5 February 2017), take part in the world's largest wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch!
White-tailed Eagle © Valerie O'Sullivan

What do birds tell us about the health of our...

Wed, 07/09/2016
I’m currently in Halle, Germany, following the works of “BirdNumbers 2016”.
Belding's Yellowthroat © Alan Harper

Ecotourism magic in Mexican villages

Tue, 02/08/2016
The vivid colours of Belding’s Yellowthroat were becoming a rare sight. Luckily, the locals of Baja California Sur seem to have taking a liking to this small bird and are now getting involved in the business of ecotourism. Find out how avian research is saving species in this Mexican state.
Greater Sage Grouse has a high concern score © May Haga

New report shows alarming state of North-American...

Thu, 02/06/2016
Since the seventies, millions of North American birds have disappeared and a third of species are now of conservation concern, a new report reveals.

Using a ‘race’ to celebrate migration and prevent...

Tue, 15/03/2016
Read why BirdLife’s Champions of the Flyway is a unique birdwatching event with a purpose.

The numbers are in for Euro Birdwatch 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015
The staggering count of migratory birds from this year's birdwatching festival, plus its rare species sightings.

Your birdwatching could now protect your...

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.

Sustainable birdwatching tourism is promoted at...

Wed, 22/08/2012
With many of the main birdwatching tourism companies concentrated at Birdfair, it provided the ideal location for the International Project on Ornithological Tourism (IPOT) to foster sustainable tourism.