European bird news update


This video says about itself:

Adriatic Flyway – The Central European Route for Migratory Birds

15 December 2015

On their flight from North and Central Europe to Africa migrating birds mainly take three routes: the Western route via Gibraltar is certainly the best known. This is the route taken by most birds flying from breeding grounds in Great Britain, many from mud flats of the Dutch and German Wattenmeer and also from Scandinavia. The Eastern route leads across Eastern Europe (the Baltic, Belorussia, the Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria) into Turkey, over the Bosphorus and on over the Middle East to reach Africa.

The third route is often forgotten. It is known as the Central European migration route or the Adriatic Flyway. This route runs parallel to the Eastern route in Siberia and Northern Europe but later bears westward from Poland and Hungary over the Balkans and on over the Adriatic Sea, Southern Italy, Sicily and Malta to Africa. Many water birds from Central Europe, but also from North and East Europe and even Asia take this migration route to reach the Sahel region.

The movie introduces several important wetland areas in the Balkans and shows the threatened situation of migratory birds in this region.

For more information: here.

From BirdLife:

21 Apr 2017

The Bird Bulletin – Vol. 4

By Gui-Xi Young

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our new weekly news brief. Every Friday morning, we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia – now you can kick start every weekend with ‘what a little bird told me!’

ONE WEEK to save farmland birds! The European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy is open for only 1 more week. Join our E-Action and show your support for sustainable, nature-friendly farms with one click. #LivingLand.

SEAL OF APPROVAL – on the eve of France’s Presidential elections, our French partner LPO has asked voters to consider who is #LeCandidatDeLaNature?

Certainly not Macron, with his plan of an environmentally destructive gold mine in French Guiana, and his pro-Big Oil record when he was minister. Certainly not Marine Le Pen, with her climate change denialism and links to polluting Big Business. Certainly not Fillon with his links to Total Big Oil.

There is no Green Party candidate. Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon has proposed many pro-environment measures.

And they posed the question in style – a giant 50m2 chalk mural of a white seal suddenly appeared overnight on the square of La Défence in Paris. As the seal faded under the footsteps of passersby throughout the day, man’s destructive impact on nature was brought into stark relief. Check it out!

Spring into action! Spring Alive’ is a BirdLife initiative to get kids interested in nature. Their big ‘Bird Quiz’ kicks off next Monday (24th April) so follow on Facebook for 5 days filled with facts and fun!

And last, but certainly not least….

WALK WITH THE PENGUINS on a sub-Antarctic island and enter their magical, yet threatened, world. Seeing is believing – watch our breathtaking new 3D 360-degree film now and #ProtectAPenguin today!

Well that’s all for today’s ‘Bird Bulletin’ – tune in next week for more cheeps, chirps and chatter.

Bye Bye Birdies!

BirdLife unveils its latest publication, ‘European Birds of Conservation Concern’, in Parma Italy. This essential handbook will help every country in Europe to identify their bird conservation responsibilities: here.

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