News Critically Endangered

Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010
Early indications suggest that the artisanal demersal longline fishery, operating from small open out-board boats in South Ecuador, has a negative impact on seabirds, specifically the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross...

Dinara unravels mystery of Eastern Flyway

Wed, 17/11/2010
After an absence of transmissions from our satellite tagged birds for several weeks, a new transmission just received from Dinara is very welcome news and marks another important milestone in our growing understanding of the complexity of Sociable Lapwing migration. Two transmissions recorded on November 13th confirm Dinara has now arrived in central Pakistan, in the Indus floodplain not far from Shujaabad.

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site...

Thu, 28/10/2010
On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

Sociable Lapwings embark on an Amazing Journey

Tue, 24/08/2010
Following extensive research, nine Sociable Lapwings have been carefully fitted with tiny, state-of-the-art satellite transmitters, which will track their hazardous 5,000+ km journey from their breeding grounds in Kazakhstan to their non breeding areas in tropical Africa and other, as yet undiscovered, destinations.

Bahama Oriole on the edge

Thu, 05/08/2010
The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.

Oversummering Spoon-billed Sandpiper discovered...

Fri, 30/07/2010
Photos confirming the first record of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper oversummering in its wintering grounds in Thailand has been made.

Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar on...

Wed, 21/07/2010
An authoritative online life history for the Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar

New population of Grey-breasted Parakeet...

Tue, 13/07/2010
A new population of the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus) has been found nesting in atypical habitat in the “table mountains” of Quixada, Ceará, northeastern Brazil.

Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010
Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.

State decree institutes Cherry-throated Tanager...

Thu, 08/07/2010
Located in the montane region of the Espírito Santo state, the Ecological Corridor will contribute to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, in addition to other six globally threatened species

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010
It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.