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Birds

Slender-billed curlew: Where has Europe's rarest bird gone?

The Danube delta, where the river flows into the Black Sea, is a magnet for birds - the lakes and marshes are host to more than 300 different species.

15 October 2014

Día de las aves

Están por todas partes y con sus voces componen todos los paisajes sonoros.

04 October 2014

Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

Professor Theunis Piersma, world authority on the ecology of migratory birds (especially Red Knots) has been awarded The Spinoza Prize - the so-called ‘Dutch Nobel Prize’.

04 July 2014

Russian bird atlas finally takes flight

When it comes to knowledge of bird populations, a large part of continental Europe is off the map.

26 May 2014

The invisible killer threatening millions of migrating birds

Every year, hundreds of millions of birds are killed or injured when they fly into windows.

21 May 2014

North American land birds migrate along three flyways

Birds fly hundreds of kilometres every night when they migrate south for winter. Now it seems all North American land birds use one of just three routes when they seek out the sun.

16 May 2014

International Choirs Unite to Sing for Rare Bird Species

For the second year running, the Secretariats of CMS and AEWA jointly organized a benefit concert in Bonn, Germany as their contribution to the global celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. This year’s concert aimed to raise funds for the White-winged Flufftail, a Critically Endangered bird species, which is thought to have a population of less than 250 individuals remaining in the wild.

13 May 2014