News Migratory Birds

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016
Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra...

Tue, 09/02/2016
One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that...

Tue, 09/02/2016
Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Shifting into higher gear against illegal bird...

Mon, 11/01/2016
How BirdLife is using a 'race' (among other things) to stop the illicit slaughter of millions of birds in the Mediterranean.

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever...

Mon, 28/09/2015
This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor...

Wed, 02/09/2015
Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad...

Wed, 02/09/2015
Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015
Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

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.

Everything you need to know about Euro Birdwatch...

Fri, 28/08/2015
All about the event, plus: how you can witness the wonders of bird migration.

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still...

Tue, 04/08/2015
The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Reversing the tide on marine litter

Thu, 16/07/2015
Marine litter is becoming more common than sand at the beach and it’s threatening the lives of seabirds. In Germany, some useful actions are being taken to combat the issue.

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to...

Wed, 24/09/2014
The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

World Migratory Bird day celebrations in Kasese...

Tue, 10/06/2014

On 10th May 2014 a group of conservation organizations gathered at the Katwe Eco-touris

Managing Effects of Wind Power on Birds and Bats

Tue, 30/10/2012
The ‘Birds and Bats Master Class’ being held in conjunction with the Clean Technology Fund’s Pilot Countries meeting will enable a range of different parties to come together, including countries where more wind projects are expected in the pipeline.

Improving the conservation status of migratory...

Thu, 10/11/2011
BirdLife wants approval for resolution to improve the conservation status of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds.