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Long-billed Curlew © Mark Baird

Curlews in crisis?

Tue, 07/03/2017
New research suggests that the Numeniini - a tribe of large waders including Curlews and Godwits - could be the most endangered birds you've never heard about.
Red Knot fitted with Motus © Yves Aubry

The tiny transmitters tracking birds from North...

Fri, 10/02/2017
Our knowledge of the movements of migratory birds across the Americas will be radically increased with the expansion of a high-tech bird tracking initiative.

Saving the Egyptian Vulture – Have your say!

Tue, 24/01/2017
As part of the EU LIFE+ project ‘The Return of the Neophron’, a public consultation exercise on its plan to save the Egyptian Vulture has just been launched.
Birds killed by collision and electrocution by powerlines in Kassala State, Sudan © Ibrahim Hashim

How many more killer powerlines are there in...

Mon, 09/01/2017
Millions of migratory birds could be dying due to electrocution and collisions with electricity cables in an expanding power sector in Sudan.

New Sociable Lapwing habitats discovered in...

Tue, 12/04/2016
Very little was known about the Critically Endangered species' migratory route through Central and South Asia. That could soon change.

Finnish team wins third 'Champions of the...

Mon, 11/04/2016
In all, 243 species were seen during the 24 hours of the race by all teams.

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016
Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015
Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to...

Wed, 24/09/2014
The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

Action taken for flyways - international counts...

Tue, 04/02/2014
Early in January and February events have been taking place to protect the Wadden Sea and migration routes along the East Atlantic.

Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Migratory...

Sat, 15/12/2012
The workshop will bring together leading experts from both the energy and nature conservation sectors to tackle bird mortality in energy infrastructure in the Middle East Region

On the road to a common ground for Ethiopia’s...

Mon, 19/11/2012
Stakeholders in an energy workshop discuss the common need to promote renewable energy while ensuring that considerations of the risks to migratory soaring birds are made during the planning and operational processes of wind, solar and transmission lines developments.

Managing Effects of Wind Power on Birds and Bats

Tue, 30/10/2012
The ‘Birds and Bats Master Class’ being held in conjunction with the Clean Technology Fund’s Pilot Countries meeting will enable a range of different parties to come together, including countries where more wind projects are expected in the pipeline.

Record Sociable Lapwing flock found in Uzbekistan

Mon, 22/10/2012
During UzSPB's first official surveys for Sociable Lapwings this autumn they made a remarkable discovery - more than 400 birds present at the Talimarzhan Reservoir.

PARTICIPANTS GO WILD in workshop on communication...

Tue, 17/07/2012
om the 2nd to the 5th of July 2012, the Migratory Soaring Birds project held a regional communication workshop that gathered more than 30 people, project partners and observers, from more than 10 countries.

Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo...

Fri, 06/07/2012
During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.