News migration

The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del...

Wed, 21/03/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.
 Le lac abrite diverses espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs tels que les grues © Fabian Haas

Le Kenya annonce une nouvelle aire protégée dans...

Wed, 14/03/2018
La nouvelle zone humide protégée du Lac Ol Bolossat au centre du Kenya qui couvre une superficie de 43,3 km2, est un site d’étape vital pour les oiseaux migrateurs et avait déjà été classée Zone importante pour la conservation des oiseaux.
Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into...

Wed, 14/03/2018
Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.
The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado

Open letter: give our birds safe passage over...

Tue, 27/02/2018
With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws.
Rudong mudflats, Jiangsu Province, a crucial site for shorebird species ©  Richard Allen

Great news for shorebirds! China to halt coastal...

Tue, 23/01/2018
The Chinese government has announced that it will halt all ‘business-related’ land reclamation along its coast. This is a massive boost to the tens of millions of migratory shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) that depend on the intertidal mudflats of China’s east coast.

Migration: A long-distance love story

Tue, 09/05/2017
For 15 years, a lovestruck stork has faithfully returned from South Africa to his disabled amore in Croatia - but the trip is dangerous and one year he may not return.

The Bird Bulletin

Fri, 24/03/2017
Every Friday morning, we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from all across Europe & Central Asia – now you can kick start every weekend with ‘what a little bird told me’!
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.

Your birdwatching could now protect your...

Tue, 01/09/2015
The new Euro Bird Portal project logs about 30 million sightings from all over Europe every year, which can help scientists better understand migration, tackle climate change effects on birds and possibly prevent avian flu.

Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory...

Mon, 31/08/2015
BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple...

Fri, 11/05/2012
The economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species is one of the key themes during this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the...

Wed, 09/05/2012
The BirdLife International UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project will celebrate orld Migratory Bird Day in six countries along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway!

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no...

Fri, 24/06/2011
Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.

Spring Alive Launched in Poland

Fri, 15/04/2011
OTOP (BirdLife in Poland), the international coordinator of BirdLife’s Spring Alive campaign, has just launched its national campaign through its ambassador Odeta Moro-Figureska, a well-known Polish TV personality.

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....

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from...

Mon, 21/02/2011
Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill as a record three flocks totaling around 70 Spoonbills sought shelter in the southeast of Malta from gale force winds.

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in...

Fri, 11/02/2011
Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.

Spring Alive 2011 ready to fly, with some bright...

Wed, 02/02/2011
BirdLife and its Partners have announced the start of Spring Alive 2011: a European-wide project that invites families with young children to communicate their first personal observations of migratory birds arriving near their home.