News Seabirds

Save Our Seabirds (SOS) Festival

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 13:27

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) is at the forefront of seabird conservation action, locally and internationally. The SOS Festival is a National Marine Month initiative from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division. It will run from 11–17 October 2010, and aims to focus public awareness on seabird conservation problems and the work currently being done by BirdLife South Africa and other organisations to address these issues.

Africa

Marine Important Bird Areas - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 09:00

BirdLife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) programme has, for more than 25 years, been successful at setting priorities and focusing actions for...

Time to hit the biodiversity target – BirdLife’s September 2010 Round Up

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 15:42

Next month the world's leaders are meeting in Japan to discuss a new biodiversity target. This is a vitally important milestone for the future of wildlife on our shared planet. We’ll be covering the news from the event, however looking back at September’s stories we already have some powerful messages for governments to consider...

Pacific

African Penguin Receives U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Wed, 29/09/2010 - 07:04

A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register.

Africa

Aves Argentinas: New tool for bird-banding studies

Mon, 27/09/2010 - 16:52

Ecofam Argentina, with support from Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) is managing a new website specialised in records of banded sea and shore birds.

Americas

Bahamas National Trust examines seabirds major nesting areas after the oil spill

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 17:48

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.

Americas

Thirty years of migration – a million miles on the wing

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 16:06

From now on it will be known as the million-mile bird: an Arctic tern which has been migrating between northern England and the Antarctic every year for the last three decades.

Worldwide

Spatial Ecology At Sea: Opportunities and Challenges for Seabird Marine Protected Areas

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:10

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by: Ben Lascelles – BirdLife International; Gary Langham – Audubon California; Rob Ronconi – Dalhousie; Jim Reid – Joint Nature Conservancy Council.

From hotspots to Protected Areas ‚Äê moving forward on marine habitat conservation for seabirds

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:08

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by: Ben Lascelles – BirdLife International; Gary Langham – Audubon California; Rob Ronconi – Dalhousie; Jim Reid – Joint Nature Conservancy Council.

The conservation and scientific benefits of global databases of seabird tracking

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:07

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Cleo Small and Phil Taylor from BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme, and Scott Shaffer, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University.

Largest seabird event ever aims high

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 15:09

The world's foremost experts on albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds are meeting in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada, this week for the largest seabird event ever held. With seabirds becoming increasingly threatened and at a faster rate globally than all other species-groups of birds, delegates will be discussing the urgent need for conservation action, and are setting their sights high.

The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:06

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Phil Taylor - BirdLife International.

Worldwide

The IUCN Red List process, and how you can help

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:05

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Andy Symes (BirdLife International) and Orea Anderson (RSPB; BirdLife in the UK).

Worldwide

The BirdLife International Seabird Foraging Range Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:03

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International.

Worldwide

World Seabird Colony Register Workshop

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:02

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Ben Lascelles, David Irons, Scott Hatch, Susan Waugh.

Worldwide

Gadfly Petrel Conservation Group Poster

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:00

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International).

Worldwide

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 11:26

A blog from Nahuel Chavez from BirdLife's Albatross Task Force based in Argentina. At this time of year the strong winds and snow that blow from the south make our work much more complicated. Read about how Nahuel gathered up around 40 Cape Petrel during a snow storm in his slippers to safely release them back to sea.

Americas

British birdwatchers rally to help Ethiopia

Fri, 20/08/2010 - 05:05

Tens of thousands of British birdwatchers attending the 22nd British Birdwatching Fair this weekend are coming together to raise funds for Ethiopia’s unique bird life.

Worldwide