• French Birdwatcher Calls for Bird Protection

    Jonathan Martinez, a bird lover from France, was saddened by the sight of hundreds of illegal bird-catcher nets during a December trip to the Leizhou Peninsula in southwestern Guangdong Province. It’s not the first time Martinez has found large amounts of such nets along the province’s coastal areas in the past two years. “I am […]

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  • Malaysia Not Out of Stork

    An increasing number of visitors are flying into Malaysia, with their own wings. The country is now playing host to Asian openbill storks. The local birdwatching fraternity is all abuzz over recent sightings of huge flocks of the stork, which is a large wader and is not commonly seen here. It is usually found in […]

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  • Shorebird Trapping Threatens New Spoon-billed Sandpiper Wintering Site in China

    Four Spoon-billed Sandpipers were found at Fucheng, near Leizhou, south-west Guangdong Province in December 2012. Together with several other recent sightings this record indicates that Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a more widespread wintering species on the coast of southern China than was previously known. However, evidence was found of large-scale trapping of shorebirds and action is […]

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  • Wintering Grounds of Red-crowned Crane in Kangryong, Mundok and Anbyon, North Korea

    Kangryong District borders the West (Yellow) Sea on an extension of North Korea that protrudes west beyond the northwest corner of South Korea. These western waters separating the neighboring nations are part of the DMZ. At high tide, the ocean meets the base of hills and dikes. At low tide wide expanses of mudflats are […]

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  • Sixth Edition of Ramsar Convention Manual Released

    The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has released the sixth edition of the Ramsar Convention Manual, which was first published in 1994 and has since been periodically updated. In 110 pages, the Manual describes the Convention, its structures, and its activities in detail, reviews […]

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  • 2012 Black-faced Spoonbill Festival, Songdo, Republic of Korea

    The 2012 Black-faced Spoonbill Festival was held in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, on the 22nd of December 2012, organized by the Incheon Office of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement and Yeonsu-gu Office. The festival was open to everyone, and attracted several hundred people. The Black-faced Spoonbill Festival aims at teaching youngsters some bird-watching […]

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  • The First Record of Banded Scaly-sided Merganser at Wintering Site in Sounthern China

    On 24th December 2012, A female Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) with a yellow colored leg ring on left, coded “A2” was observed and photographed (Fig 1) at 12:24 in Taoyuan County (28°44?52??111°13?49?), Hunan Province, close to Yuanshui National Wetland Park . It is located in the lower reaches of Yuan River with scattered shoals, mixed […]

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  • Launch of Conservation Project in Minjiang Estuary, Fujian Province, China

    Minjiang Estuary, located at Changle City of Fujian Province, China, and at the mid-point of EAAF, is an important stop-over and wintering site for more than 50,000 migratory waterbirds. Moreover, it is the only site in China where critically endangered Chinese Crested Tern and Spoon-billed Sandpiper, and the endangered Black-faced Spoonbill can be recorded regularly […]

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  • 황새복원팀, 국내 최초 검은머리갈매기 월동경로 확인

    청주=뉴시스 / 박재원 기자 = 한국교원대학교 황새복원연구팀은 멸종위기 검은머리갈매기의 월동 경로를 발견했다고 2일 밝혔다. 연구팀에 따르면 검은머리갈매기 번식지(인천 송도신도시 매립지)에서 태어난 새끼 50마리 중 한 마리가 지난달 20일 일본 야마구찌현 야마구찌시 아지수에서 발견됐다. 연구팀은 “정확한 이동경로와 생존율을 연구하기 위해 번식지에서 알에서 깨어난 새끼를 대상으로 표식을 달아주고 있다”며 “그동안 수수께끼로만 여겨졌던 검은머리갈매기 이동 경로의 실마리가 풀릴 […]

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  • Save Sonadia, Save Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh SBS Conservation Project team has finally launched a yearlong awareness campaign on Sonadia Island. More than 500 people participated in the event that included shorebird photo exhibition, film shows on SBS work in Bangladesh and Russia, folks songs and drama on bird conservation highlighting SBS. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer – Sub-district Executive Officer of […]

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