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One of the Rufous-backed Buntings at Miyun Reservoir, Jan 2016. (Image: Terry Townshend/Birding Beijing)

Beijing buntings beguile birders

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 06:01

Asia’s rarest bunting, the Rufous-backed Bunting (also known as Jankowski's Bunting), has been found wintering close to China’s capital – the first record of this globally threatened species in Beijing municipality for seventy-five years.

Asia China Preventing Extinctions

Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). Image: Li Zai

Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’s waterbirds

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 18:01

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Census, which, in November 2015, published its third report on the state of the country’s coastal waterbirds

Asia China Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

Orange-bellied Parrot, Australia’s rarest bird

Critically Endangered parrots killed by rats at breeding facility

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 15:01

Captive breeding efforts to save Australia’s rarest bird, the Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, have suffered a setback.

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions

Birds are the neglected victims of global warming, says new RSPB report

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

Research shows how birds in the UK are struggling (and often failing) to adapt to climate change.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Climate Change

Indonesia’s threatened bird stamp series launched

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 09:22

Burung Indonesia, in collaboration with other Indonesian institutions, launched "Indonesia’s Threatened Bird Species" stamp series to celebrate the diversity of Indonesian birds.

Asia

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:21

A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet

Asia

10th conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 23:22

The BirdLife International Partnership seek endorsement for conference resolutions which, if adopted, could help halt or reverse the catastrophic decline in numbers of many migratory species of birds.

Worldwide

Improving the conservation status of migratory landbirds in the African-Eurasian region

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 21:20

BirdLife wants approval for resolution to improve the conservation status of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds.

Worldwide