News Flyways

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Middle East

Only international action will save migratory birds

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 23:20

Populations of long-distance migratory landbirds are declining rapidly in the African-Eurasian flyway and urgent actions are needed across regions.

Worldwide

Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop illegal bird killing in Malta

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:28

UK/DK Music label 'Second Language' releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing

Europe and Central Asia

Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 15:44

Up to 103 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were observed earlier this month at Rudong, in Jiangsu Province just north of the Yangtze Estuary in China.

Asia

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector meeting

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 12:41

Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 16:03

Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

Europe and Central Asia

Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 16:17

Effective migratory bird conservation efforts address issues throughout a species' flyway – and in Canada, flyway conservation is imperative, as about 90% of the country’s birds migrate south each year.

Americas

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings recorded in Kazakhstan

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 09:38

BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

Europe and Central Asia

British birdwatchers rally to save their summer migrants

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 02:43

Millions of birds leave Africa each spring and head north to nest in the UK and other parts of Europe, only to return to Africa each autumn. However this multi-million-winged migration is under threat.

Europe and Central Asia

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need your support

Tue, 19/07/2011 - 10:00

Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

Middle East Morocco Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 10:28

An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Asia

Migratory Birds, Flyways and Saline Lakes

Wed, 01/06/2011 - 23:00

A flyways initiative has now been established that addresses migratory bird conservation along the flyway, with Laguna Mar Chiquita a key IBA.

Americas

Migrants under threat

Fri, 13/05/2011 - 05:50

The theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2011 is 'Land use changes from a bird’s-eye view' and it highlights the negative effects human activities are having on migratory birds, their habitats and the planet’s natural environment

Worldwide

Community conservation project wins award in Oz

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 05:13

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) has won the 'Natural Environment' category of the Victorian Coastal Awards for its Beach Nesting Birds project, which has recruited local communities and land managers to improve the breeding success of the Near Threatened Hooded Plover.

Pacific

Audubon celebrates 10th year of Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

Thu, 10/03/2011 - 14:15

As spring approaches, millions of birds will wing their way back to North America. Red Knots near Tierra del Fuego will make a remarkable journey to the arctic tundra....

Americas

Ruddy marvellous! turnstone flies 27,000 km – twice!!

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 07:37

Researchers from the Victorian Wader Study Group - a special interest group of Birds Australia [BirdLife Partner] - have just recaptured a Ruddy Turnstone which has completed a 27,000 km round trip migration for the second time.

Pacific

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 10:27

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the world's strangest-looking birds and certainly the weirdest wader. It is a small bird with, as its name suggests, a spoon-shaped bill. The species is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International because it has an extremely small population, which is getting smaller This means that it is at real risk from extinction in the next few years.

Asia

Birds Korea Blueprint 2010

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 09:16

The Birds Korea Blueprint aims to support ongoing conservation initiatives as part of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, in line with commitments to the Millennium Development Goals.

Asia