Waterbird Conservation in the African-Eurasian Flyway

Waterbird Conservation in the African-Eurasian Flyway

October 9, 2012 by  
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As a joint effort between BirdLife International and Wetlands International, and supported by UNEP-GEF (the United Nations Environment Program -Global Environment Facility) and a number of donors and partners…

2011 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

March 17, 2011 by  
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The 10th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua will be an amazing combinations of birds, field trips science, art and music. The mission of this event is to increase understanding and appreication for the bird life of Mono Basin, educating the public with regards the the importance of the area for people and birds. A large [...]

Birdlife Cheese and Wine 2010

July 14, 2010 by  
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The Birdlife SA association will be hosting the Birdlife Cheese and Wine 2010, to raise funds for bird conservation and birdlife awareness projects. Guest speakers such as David Chamberlain, Mark Anderson and Alan Knott-Craig will captivating audiences with their fascinating information on birds, photography and bird watching adventures that wait to be discovered. It is [...]

The Americas IBA Directory

May 19, 2010 by  
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The conservation of rare birdlife has been the focus of Birdlife International for many years. In 1995 they began a project by the name of IBA, or Important Bird Area Program, to pinpoint areas across the globe that are home to endangered species, identifying the various species and protecting those areas to assist in conserving vital birdlife. At present, more than ten thousand of these areas have been identified, and conservation and environmental initiatives have been implemented. Now a new program has been established, namely the Americas IBA Directory.

Monterey Bay Birding Festival 2009

July 15, 2009 by  
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The Monterey Bay Birding Festival 2009, will be held from the 24th to the 27th of September 2009, and will be the fifth successful festival for Monterey. The Watsonville Civic Plaza is the headquarters of the festival where bird lovers can book their guided tours and day trips to various bird watching destinations and activities. [...]

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

August 18, 2008 by  
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Bird lovers looking for a fantastic long-weekend getaway should look no further than the 15th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. The festival will take place, as always, in Harlingen, Texas, and will provide plenty of great, nature-orientated activities for young and old.

Unbelievable Birding Opportunities in Kenya

August 8, 2008 by  
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With an unbelievable variation in habitat and no less than eleven nature reserves, Kenya is a very worthwhile part of the world for birding enthusiasts to visit. The varied habitats ensure that each day of bird-watching is a rewarding adventure, while the hospitable Kenyans ensure that birders have all they need for a memorable trip. [...]

Climate Changes Affect Bird Populations in Europe

July 31, 2008 by  
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Terms such as global warming, carbon footprint and climate change are becoming part of every day vocabulary as people become more aware of the far reaching consequences of mankind’s abuse of the planet. Researchers at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Durham University and Cambridge University have been monitoring the effect of climate change on bird populations in the United Kingdom and have reached some disturbing conclusions.

Birding in the fascinating Republic of Malta

July 16, 2008 by  
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The Republic of Malta consists of an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea of Southern Europe. With its warm Mediterranean climate and varied habitats, Malta is a superb birding destination. As the islands lie along one of the main European-African migration flyways, it is an ideal location to observe annual bird migrations. The country is also rich in history and culture, having been occupied by a number of ancient cultures through its history, including Sicilians, Romans, Phoenicians and Byzantines, all of which left their mark on the island, making it a fascinating place to explore.

New Subspecies Discovered in Columbia

June 18, 2008 by  
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The more than 100 kilometer long Serrania de los Yariguies Mountain Range in Columbia has remained unexplored until fairly recently when, under the auspices of Fundación ProAves, researchers began a survey focusing mainly on the birdlife in the area. So far, these efforts have yielded two new bird species and a new species of butterfly. The first new bird discovery has been named the Yariguies Brush-Finch, while the latest discovery has been named in honor of conservationist Robert Giles – Scytalopus griseicollis gilesi.

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