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Birds

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

Building fieldwork capacity in Africa to conserve the endangered Egyptian Vulture

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU is pleased to announce the successful completion of a Fieldwork Capacity Building Project to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures of the Balkan Region on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad. The Fieldwork Capacity Building Project was focused on training a small number of local African ornithologists to undertake surveys of Egyptian Vultures in their own countries.

01 May 2014