Birdwatching all over Europe

Video tutorial for viewing nocturnal bird migration using radar from David La Puma on Vimeo.

This video from the USA says about itself:

This is a video tutorial which shows how you can use radar to view nocturnal bird migration for anywhere in the United States. The information is related to two migration monitoring websites,, and, and more information can be found there.

From BirdLife:

EuroBirdwatch 2010: the wonder of migration

Mon, Oct 4, 2010

Over the past weekend, almost 60,000 people from 34 European countries enthusiastically took part in EuroBirdwatch 2010, BirdLife’s event to observe the fascinating migration of birds flying south for the winter.

Many BirdLife Partners across Europe, from Portugal to Turkey, from Malta to Finland, participated organising over 1,000 national events. …

Participants were excited to make observations of White-winged Lark Melanocorypha leucoptera in Sweden, Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos in Hungary and Finland, Peregrine Falcon Falco Peregrinus in Belarus, Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus in Armenia and Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor in Ukraine.

With great surprise of birdwatchers, 34 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus have been seen in Montenegro, the highest number in the last 115 years. The most frequently observed species were Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris and Mallard Anas platyrhynchos.

Migration News Blog, summarising the recent highlights that have been reported to the BirdTrack team: here.

A graceful forest of Birch trees stand on the edge of a Swedish lake. The melodious song of a Blackcap fills the air of an early summer morning, along with Redwings, Chaffinches, Willow Warblers and other northern birdsong. From across the water carries the occasional wild calling of Red-throated Loons: here.

Flamingoes apply pink “makeup” to impress mates: here.

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