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Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation...

Thu, 15/09/2011
Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011
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.

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings...

Thu, 01/09/2011
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.

British birdwatchers rally to save their summer...

Fri, 19/08/2011
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.

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites

Saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Fri, 24/06/2011
An international team of conservationists is on an emergency mission to help save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction.

Migratory Birds, Flyways and Saline Lakes

Wed, 01/06/2011
A flyways initiative has now been established that addresses migratory bird conservation along the flyway, with Laguna Mar Chiquita a key IBA.

Migrants under threat

Fri, 13/05/2011
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

Community conservation project wins award in Oz

Mon, 09/05/2011
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.

Audubon celebrates 10th year of Neotropical...

Thu, 10/03/2011
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....

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

Mon, 31/01/2011
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.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Mon, 10/01/2011
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.

Birds Korea Blueprint 2010

Thu, 04/11/2010
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.