Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport

Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport

Half a dozen Dalmatian pelicans fly off as we approach the Narta lagoon, a marshland near Vlora in south-west Albania. It is a majestic sight – six elegantly soaring birds, with necks tilted back and wingspans almost matching that of an albatross. “They’re juveniles,” says Taulant Bino, head of the Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS). “They […]

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A dangerous journey through the country of birds: challenges for migratory raptors

A dangerous journey through the country of birds: challenges for migratory raptors

Migratory raptors face a challenging journey year after year. Most of these birds nest in the continent’s north and begin their migration before winter, spending that time in warmer places in Central and South America. Colombia is part of this natural phenomenon as a migration route, a strategic stopover and resting place for raptors, and […]

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