News migration

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple benefits of safeguarding bird habitats

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:53

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.

Worldwide

World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:38

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!

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no’ to asphalt road

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:58

Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.

Africa

Spring Alive Launched in Poland

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 15:04

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.

Europe and Central Asia

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

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from storm greeted with gunfire in Malta

Mon, 21/02/2011 - 07:35

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.

Europe and Central Asia

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in Oman

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 13:05

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.

Middle East Oman Preventing Extinctions

Spring Alive 2011 ready to fly, with some bright and brand new feathers

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:35

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.

Europe and Central Asia

Red-breasted Geese to be monitored using GPS for the first time

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 11:44

A project aiming to monitor the behaviour and movements of the endangered Red-breasted Goose has received a boost.

Europe and Central Asia

Ace navigator Erzhan emerges in Sudan for a fourth consecutive winter

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:52

After an absence of any firm location data since early October, Erzhan - our most experienced traveller - has just popped up on our radar again. For the fourth year running we can confirm he is now back in a wintering flock in Sudan.

Middle East Preventing Extinctions

Crisis in Cyprus: Illegal bird trapping reaches disastrous levels

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 07:57

BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such activity.

Europe and Central Asia

Raptor watch

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

419 pages, £15, Available to buy. At least 63 percent of the world's raptors migrate. Raptor Watch, compiled from contributions by over 800 observers worldwide, is a guide to 388 hotspots where these birds can be seen in their thousands.

Worldwide

BirdLife office inundated with shot protected birds and illegal hunting reports

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:56

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife office continued to receive shot protected birds...

Europe and Central Asia

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:14

Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

Tue, 22/06/2010 - 11:07

A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement by BirdLife Suomi (BirdLife in Finland) on Friday.

Europe and Central Asia