October 6, 2021
Witnessing thousands of White Storks migrating overhead is an unforgettable spectacle © Steffen Oppel

Death by a thousand cuts: the challenge of protecting migratory birds

A new study shows that threatened migratory vultures face a variety of threats along their 5000 km journey from Europe to Africa. They risk getting shot, poisoned and electrocuted in 13 countries across 3 continents. […]
October 6, 2021
Imperial Eagle Alois ©Lisa Lugerbauer

Saving migratory birds in Austria

In the heart of Europe, BirdLife Austria works on the ground every day to protect our feathered friends. Here are two short stories they shared on the work they do to protect birds that […]
September 30, 2021
western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) by Yves Adams

Bird killer poisons protected birds in Hungary

Story by PannonEagle Over a hundred poisoned baits and more than 50 poisoned animal carcasses have been found near the town of Tura, in Hungary. 96% of the carcasses found were protected birds. This gruesome discovery was made by […]
August 16, 2021
The nest from afar and from real close (Photoy: Márton Horváth, BirdLife Hungary).

New world record! Four Eastern Imperial Eagle siblings successfully fledge in Hungary

article by PannonEagle Every year, BirdLife Hungary and the Hungarian National Park Directorates inspect all known Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) nests in the country. This summer, 137 eagle chicks were ringed, and three chicks were equipped with satellite transmitters.    During these annual […]
July 22, 2021
Eastern imperial eagle ©Arie Kolders

For the first time ever, two Eastern Imperial Eagle chicks have been tagged with satellite transmitters in Serbia

story by PannonEagle Mima and Mihajlo, the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) chicks from Serbia will be monitored for the first time with the help of satellite […]
June 24, 2021

Follow the journey of 26 Egyptian Vultures across three continents

article by Egyptian vulture New LIFE We followed the fall and spring migrations and wintering movements of 26 Egyptian Vultures through over 20 countries on three […]
June 9, 2021
Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis© Yves Adams

Fighting bird crime in Montenegro

The illegal killing of birds, even protected species, has become rife in Montenegro. This year, a Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), […]
June 3, 2021
Blackcap ©BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

Portugal bans the sale of bird traps

Article by SPEA The law has been revised, and now forbids not just the use but also the sale of indiscriminate traps such as lime-sticks, snares […]