October 2, 2019

7,000 illegally killed Blackcaps: looking back on Jordan’s largest poaching violation

In 2016, our BirdLife Partner the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) announced the seizure of 7,000 dead birds in the largest poaching violation […]
September 30, 2019

Blackcaps in Syria: protecting birds in one of the worst illegal poaching zones

In 2016, BirdLife released the first-ever comprehensive report on illegal bird killing in the Mediterranean. BirdLife Partners across the region had recorded years of observations, contributing […]
September 27, 2019

Netted, glued and eaten whole – can we keep this songbird free?

For many people, it’s an iconic sound of the countryside: a rich, complex musical whistle which culminates in a loud, high-pitched crescendo. It is so strident […]
September 19, 2019

Portuguese ringer discovers tragic fate of blackcaps he ringed

Every migration season, thousands of birds travel through the Algarve. Unfortunately, many songbirds make it no further: they are illegally trapped to be eaten as a […]
September 8, 2019

How YOU can stop birds hitting your windows during autumn migration

Our #MagnificentBlackcap is migrating as we speak! On its journey, it will fly over cities and countryside, land and water, and will make several rest stops […]
September 4, 2019

Magnificent Blackcap: Here’s how YOU can help keep common birds common

It’s take-off time for the #MagnificentBlackcap! This week, this 21-gram songbird is taking off from Europe and migrating to its Mediterranean wintering grounds. So how can […]