September 9, 2019

The future of the European turtle-dove

After 20 days of flapping flight, covering over 5,000 kilometres, our magnificent turtle-dove has reached its wintering grounds in Niger, a landlocked country in the Sahara […]
September 1, 2019

Francesco the turtle-dove – a symbol of love and war in Malta

The European turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) has been a symbol of devoted lovers since the Renaissance, inspiring poetry, art and song – including the works of Shakespeare. […]
August 27, 2019

Trouble in paradise – the Greek islands that threaten the turtle-dove

Golden sand, clear blue waters, lush olive groves, forested mountains – sounds like paradise on Earth. Scattered along the western coastline of Central Greece, the Ionian […]
August 21, 2019

The turtle-dove, the Czech Republic’s ‘Bird of the Year’, has started its autumn migration!

Today our #MagnificentTurtledove has set off on its epic migratory adventure towards its wintering grounds in Sub-Saharan Africa. Back in the spring, we told the story […]
August 14, 2019

Flight for Survival – Winter is coming

This autumn, BirdLife continues to tell the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds. Last spring, our magnificent seven made nature’s most incredible journey north along […]