17 May 2021

All colours are astounding and uniquely splendid: nature's lesson on

If you love birds, and know them, you never stop to be amazed by their beauty and their diversity of colours, shapes, behaviours and songs. This diversity is the main reason why birds are such a flagship class of animals: we simply cannot help but admire their endeavours and their variety.
Ornithography #41: Northern Lapwing, Ibars d’Urgell, Spain © Xavi Bou
07 May 2021

Meet the photographer who captures the beauty of birds’ flight paths

Xavi Bou’s stunning art encourages us to see birds, and life, from a different perspective. We interview the Barcelona-based photographer who uses the sky as his canvas to reveal the beauty of flight.
The Wadden Sea in north-west Europe is one of the world's most important hubs for migrating birds © travelpeter / Shutterstock
05 May 2021

11 spectacular bird migration bottlenecks from around the world

Migratory birds' epic journeys often take place on broad fronts, but birds also concentrate at bottlenecks where geographical features funnel them together. This selection of hotspots underscores the importance of conservation action in the way birds see the world: through flyways.
Vets treated Anahita for 13 pellet wounds © SPNL
03 May 2021

Shot down but saved: the inspiring story of Anahita the Egyptian vulture

A young Egyptian Vulture’s first migration was brutally cut short. Thankfully, BirdLife Partners were watching over her every step of the way. Through their co-operation, they transformed an illegal hunting casualty into a story of hope.
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30 Apr 2021

Fly-A-Way: the bird migration board game with an important message

You’re a bird leaving on migration: will you perish en route or reach your breeding grounds safely? It sounds like a game of chance, but conservation can make a real difference to the outcome. This is the message of Fly-A-Way, an exciting new board game developed with BirdLife…
Knobbed Hornbill, BirdLife International

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Ruby-topaz Hummingbirds pollinate plants and keep the forest alive © Guto Balieiro
29 Apr 2021

Meet the beautiful birds that are rebuilding Brazil’s Atlantic Forests

Want to restore a degraded forest? Why not let the birds do the work! Find out how – with a little help from BirdLife – some of Brazil’s most threatened birds are coming back, and bringing the whole forest with them…
A pair of Cape Verde Petrels on in Fogo Island, Cabo Verde © Jacob Gonzalez Solis
28 Apr 2021

Get into a Cape Verde Petrel’s nest!

Watch live as a fluffy little Cape Verde Petrel chick grows up and lives in the safety of its nest until it flies away.
Gábor Deák with Falco, the anti-poisoning sniffer dog © Szilard Morvai  / BirdLife Hungary
28 Apr 2021

Despatches from the bird migration battlefront

With millions of birds illegally killed each year, working to protect them can seem like an overwhelming battle. That’s when inspirational, heart-warming success stories are needed. We hear first-hand accounts from conservation’s ‘frontline’ in Malta, Hungary and Lebanon.
Aggregations of birds soaring upwards on thermals are known as "kettles" © Christian Gelpke
26 Apr 2021

Discover the fascinating science behind bird migration bottlenecks

One of the wonders of the natural world, migration “bottlenecks” occur where vast clouds of large soaring birds – especially raptors – concentrate at narrow land passages. Get a bird’s eye view on the science behind the world’s largest bird migration congregations.
African Penguin © David Dibert
25 Apr 2021

Artificial colonies provide hope for penguins in South Africa

With numbers plummeting and food hard to find, African Penguins face a bleak future – but BirdLife South Africa has a plan to ensure they thrive again.

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Rado Andriamasimanana (third from right) at Ampasy Research Station, Feb 2020
23 Apr 2021

Remembering Rado: leading figure in Madagascar’s environmental movement

Obituary in honour of Rado Andriamasimanana (1969-2021) of ASITY Madagascar, whose influence, expertise and characteristic smile leaves a strong imprint on conservation in Madagascar
Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia © Tim Davis
22 Apr 2021

Activist clothing company Patagonia endorses 1Planet1Right campaign

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia is known not only for its products, but for also for its activism on behalf of the planet. Now, they are encouraging their fans, followers and customers to sign our 1Planet1Right petition to make a healthy planet a human right - a fantastic boost for this campaign
Vulture Safe Zone signage at Chisamba Important Bird & Biodiversity Area © BirdWatch Zambia
21 Apr 2021

Zambia's Vulture Safe Zones provide hope for African vultures

Poisoning – both accidental and deliberate – has driven Africa's vultures to the brink of extinction. But hope is at hand: a new series of poison-free safe spaces are protecting vultures, raising awareness and advancing research in Zambia.
Socially distanced birding was a big hit last year © David Tipling
21 Apr 2021

Global Big Day: fundraise for BirdLife and protect migratory birds

Wherever you are in the world on Saturday 8th May, we hope you will join us to mark World Migratory Bird Day, and celebrate the ever-inspiring miracle of migration by doing something enjoyable and valuable.
Near-invisible "mist nets" are often used to trap birds like this Common Kingfisher on migration © BCST
19 Apr 2021

New study: at least 180 migratory land bird species trapped across Asia

The latest research sheds new light on the plight of land birds that migrate across Asia, revealing that at least 180 species are being trapped for food, the caged bird trade and other uses – often illegally. This, together with hunting and habitat destruction, is driving widespread declines.
Arctic tern © Markus Varesvuo

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