Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (DOF) / BirdLife Denmark
With more than a century of bird data collection, protection and conservation BirdLife Denmark is one of the oldest nature conservation organizations in Denmark. Birdwatching, citizen science and public talks are focal activities in our work where we engage almost 2,000 volunteers, and have the support of 17,500 members.
“Birds are life and happiness, that is why I am so fond of them. And working with birds provides fantastic experiences with other people.”
Egon Østergaard, Chairman of BirdLife Denmark
“I can’t imagine nature without birds! Birds should be everywhere. That’s why I am a member of Birdlife Denmark whose efforts on conservation, protection and promotion are highly respected.”
Kirsten Marie Haugstrup, Board member BirdLife Denmark
Today, BirdLife International released the European Red List of Birds 2021. The Red List reviews the regional extinction risk of 544 bird species in over 50 countries and territories in Europe and follows the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria applied at regional level. Each species extinction risk is evaluated from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Extinct’.
This weekend we celebrate both World Migratory Bird Day and World Mental Health Day. For Claire Thompson, author of The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom Being, bird flight is a symbol of freedom, representing the ability to soar through life without limitations.