BirdLife is the global authority on the status of birds. Our work shows that most migratory birds are declining
There are BirdLife Partners throughout the world's major flyways, so we are ideally placed to take joined-up action to conserve migratory birds
BirdLife's national Partners are working together to protect chains of IBAs used by migrating birds
BirdLife is advising governments, industries and development banks on reducing threats to migratory birds
Two thousand species of bird, 20% of all known species, make regular seasonal movements. Many travel thousands of miles between their breeding places and their wintering grounds. More than 40% of these migratory species are declining, and nearly 200 are now classified as globally threatened
. They face many dangers: destruction and degradation of habitats, loss of critical stopover sites such as coastal wetlands, illegal hunting, poisoning and pollution, and collisions with badly-sited infrastructure like power lines and wind turbines.