World BirdWatch

This video from Turkey says about itself:

An impression of the concentrated bird migration at Kumkale, where the birds (spanish sparrows, swallows, martins, wagtails, bee-eaters, red-footed falcons, levant’s sparrowhawks, harriers, cross the Dardanelles strait.

From BirdLife in the Netherlands, about yesterday’s country wide count of migratory birds; the bird species top ten of this year to the left, and of last year to the right:

Total 584.219 2007 total 474.043
1 Chaffinch 212.440 Starling 220.325
2 Starling 134.859 Lapwing 25.605
3 Black-headed gull 27.320 Black-headed gull 24.564
4 Meadow pipit 26.510 Gray leg goose 18.910
5 Lapwing 16.763 Chaffinch 18.682
6 Redwing 13.466 Meadow pipit 11.982
7 Dunlin 13.195 Coot 11.540
8 Great cormorant 12.379 Jackdaw 11.444
9 Oystercatcher 11.205 Skylark 10.710
10 Red knot 11.018 Redwing 10.307

Birds seen at Corversbos, Hilversum: here.

In many countries, the World Bird Festival continues this October month.

Big Garden Birdwatch in Britain: here.

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