News African-Eurasian Flyway

Ornithography #41: Northern Lapwing, Ibars d’Urgell, Spain © Xavi Bou

Meet the photographer who captures the beauty of...

Fri, 07/05/2021
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

11 spectacular bird migration bottlenecks from...

Wed, 05/05/2021
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.
Whether a Common Quail migrates or not is determined by its genes © BirdLife Europe

This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but...

Thu, 21/03/2019
Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common Quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed - with your help we can halt their decline and protect many other bird species at the same time.
100 organisations from 70 countries gathered under one roof to tackle threats to migratory birds © Pawel Horazy

A Summit for the Flyways: our declaration

Fri, 27/04/2018
Today marked the end of a four-day global summit, which brought together key players in bird conservation from across the world to discuss one issue: how to protect migratory birds at every point along their epic journey. Here’s what we decided.
The summit will address how best to conserve the world's migration superhighways © Shutterstock

Everything you need to know about our upcoming...

Mon, 26/03/2018
This April, some of the greatest minds of the conservation world will assemble at a global summit in Abu Dhabi, to thrash out the issues threatening our migratory birds. Below, we give a summary of the pressing topics we’ll be discussing.

The special plight of Trans-Saharan migratory...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The long distance travellers have seen large declines in their population in the last few decades. Here's what BirdLife is doing to stem the drop.

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.

Europe urged to do more to tackle threatened...

Thu, 26/11/2015
Conservationists are welcoming the launch of a new European plan to help protect wildlife in Africa.

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.

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

BirdLife team helps Convention on Migratory...

Tue, 29/11/2011
The BirdLife's Partnership's work at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has paid dividends with important decisions taken for the benefit of migratory species.

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-...

Wed, 23/11/2011
To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.