The Killing Crisis

BirdLife’s research has revealed that an estimated 25 million birds are illegally killed or taken each year across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus. Here, we delve deeper into the shocking discoveries that galvanised our Flight for Survival campaign. A boy clutches a fistful of Eurasian Golden Orioles Oriolus oriolus: he seeks buyers for […]

  • 204
    Shares

Read More

A Widespread Pesticide Causes Weight Loss and Delayed Migration in Songbirds

With winter approaching, White-crowned Sparrows are migrating south from North America’s boreal forest to central and southern United States and Mexico, sometimes flying hundreds of miles in one night. The weeks-long trek is already a major endeavor for the one-ounce songbirds, and pesticides may be making the journey even more perilous, a new study shows. […]

  • 336
    Shares

Read More

Marina plan threatens to destroy final stronghold of Endangered curlew

Everyone knows that Australians love to relax on the beach. But for some species, Moreton Bay on the east coast represents the difference between life and death. Every year, over 40,000 migratory shorebirds overwinter here. Among them is the Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis (Endangered), a bird whose population has plummeted by 80 per cent […]

  • 176
    Shares

Read More