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Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite deteriorating habitat

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 14:19

The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.

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

Very high diversity 3km into the Chunga Lagoon ©Bird Watch Zambia

January Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 11:12

Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats in Zambia have been conducted bi-annually for nearly 15 years: the numbers and diversity of species on the flats are always a marvel.

Africa Zambia

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 09:31

Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.

Europe and Central Asia Finland Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

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