This video says about itself:
2 October 2013
A meadow in the Chorokhi River delta, next to the Black Sea shore in Batumi (Georgia), is filled with migrant birds, stranded here because of bad weather in early September. Hoopoes, Yellow Wagtails, Wood Sandpipers, Wheatears, Lesser Grey Shrike, White-winged Black Tern, Whinchats, etc etc. Unfortunately this river delta is heavily (over!!-)hunted so every single one of these birds is really in danger when staying here. This delta is lying on a very strategic place for bird migration at the Batumi bottleneck. There is a huge turnover of resting and feeding migrant birds, but disturbance, pollution, ongoing urbanization and killing through hunting (poaching) are threats.
22 Sep 2017
The Bird Bulletin – vol. 14
By Gui-Xi Young
The Bird Bulletin – bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia and beyond!
Stunning success on the Black Sea coast! – SABUKO (BirdLife Georgia) is celebrating a major victory after years of hard work. Georgia’s Ministry of Environment has officially banned hunting activities in the Chorokhi Delta. The site has also been recognised as a BirdLife IBA (Important Bird & Biodiversity Area) and added to the Emerald Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest. Read more…
LUNGS OF THE EARTH – Can the EU’s climate and energy policies see the wood for the trees? Learn more about Europe’s forest policies at BirdLife and FERN’s ‘Lungs of the Earth’ event at the European Parliament on 28th September. Register here…
A SEA CHANGE FOR SEABIRDS – The European Parliament has declared that management measures for fishing fleets in the North Sea should be set to minimise their impact on the marine environment and not just fish stocks. This is a huge win for seabirds threatened by incidental bycatch in commercial fishing gears. Read more…
(Bird)Life through a lens – Across the pond, Audubon (BirdLife USA) this summer announced the winners of the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards. The judges whittled down over 5,500 entries to just one ‘Grand Prize Winner’ which went to Deborah Albert for her stunning shot of a Gentoo penguin and chick in Antarctica. Check out the ‘best of the best’ here.
That’s all for today’s Bird Bulletin – tune in next week for more cheeps, chirps and chatter.
Bye bye birdies!