Birds

Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious declines in migratory shorebirds

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines in three species of shorebird that migrate between Siberia and Australia is due to land reclamation along China's Yellow Sea coastline.

11 February 2016

El bello fenómeno de aves migratorias que intriga a Reino Unido

Desde hace años, una bandada de miles de pájaros estorninos vuelan juntos por los cielos de Inglaterra durante el otoño y el invierno.

11 February 2016

The curlew’s call haunts sands and hills

St Dogmael’s, Pembrokeshire I could hear the haunting call of a curlew – faintly, distantly, yet it still had a power to arrest and hold my attention.

06 February 2016

Diverse migration helps birds cope with environmental change

Migratory birds that are ‘set in their ways’ could be more vulnerable to environmental impacts – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

05 February 2016

Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk

Birds in Europe will continue to be put at risk from lead poisoning, as the European Commission today announces it will continue allowing the chemical's use in ammunition.

04 February 2016

Missing Scottish osprey found 3,000 miles away in Senegal

Tagged male bird from nature reserve near Forfar spotted on a beach in west Africa after 18 months

04 February 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 - 10 May

The Secretariats of CMS and AEWA are pleased to announce that the designated date for World Migratory Bird Day 2016 will be Tuesday, 10 May. This year’s theme is the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds. More details about the theme can be found here. You will be able to register your events on the WMBD website shortly.

03 February 2016

Flying with the birds

Drinking water, food, a place to rest: Wetlands provide valuable services to humans and animals.

02 February 2016

Big Garden Birdwatch: Thousands join RSPB weekend

More than half a million people are taking part in an annual UK birdwatch this weekend, recording species spotted in gardens and parks.

30 January 2016

Drowning in rubbish, Lima sends out the vultures with GoPros

Kitted out with video cameras and satellite trackers, 10 vultures have been set loose over the capital of Peru to draw attention to the megacity’s overwhelming trash problem – though not necessaril

29 January 2016