This section has links to websites concerned with the conservation of birds. Some sites are resources to conservationists, others are of conservation movements and organisations or reports on conservation work but the majority are to specific conservation projects around the world.
Many of these websites are worth a visit if you are looking to see how you can help. It is not all about rare antpittas in the depths of the rain forest… each of us can help the birds in our own back yard and, by the way we live, directly effect the environment in a more positive way. At the very least we can join a society that helps to conserve the object of all our admiration; our own country`s birds themselves.
For websites pertaining to light pollution and its effects on birds see the Fatbirder Migration pages.
By Ian Newton | 496 pages | 200 colour photos and colour illustrations | Harper Collins | Hardback | Sep 2013 | ISBN: 9780007429530 Paperback | Sep 2013
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Extinct and Endangered Birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum
A.G. Knox & M.P. Walters. 292 pages. Price £30.00 (UK); £33.00 (overseas).
Fighting for Birds
25 years in nature conservation by Mark Avery | Paperback | 2012 |
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By Mark Avery | Bloomsbury Publishing | Hardback | July 2015 | 304 Pages |
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Limnology and Waterfowl: Monitoring, Modelling and Management
- Proceedings of a Symposium on Limnology and Waterfowl held in Sopron Edited by Sandor Farago and Joseph J Kerekes Series: WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION 43 362 pages, figs, tabs, maps. Wetlands International
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by Sir Christopher Lever Christopher Helm 2006 ?40
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Rare Birds Yearbook 2009
Ed Erik Hirschfeld BirdLife International with MagDig Media Ltd. £18.95
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Guides & Tour Operators
You could say that Ecovolunteer is a travel agent. But the trips we organize are not your average holidays. They bring you to places that are not accessible to tourists. Where you get the possibility to protect nature and its inhabitants. By helping local organizations with their conservation projects. This makes an Ecovolunteer trip both a rewarding and an unforgettable experience…
A Rocha - Christians in Conservation
An international conservation organisation working to show God's love for all creation…
The Allerton Project is a practical demonstration of the integration of game and wildlife conservation with profitable farming. Its aims are: To develop a system of profitable farming and land use which is compatible with the conservation of wild game and other wildlife, incorporating the principles of wise use. To carry out research into the relationship between farming methods and wildlife conservation. To provide practical, research-based information, including conservation costs to those interested and involved in managing the countryside. The project is based on the 333 hectare (824 acre) Loddington Estate in Leicestershire, owned by the Allerton Research and Educational Trust, which was established in 1992 as a memorial to Lord and Lady Allerton, the previous owners of the estate. The project is a partnership between the Allerton Trust and The Game Conservancy Trust, which carries out management and research on the estate. The farm profit and loss account is published annually in The Game Conservancy Trust`s Review, including the costs of conservation work on the farm.
Animal Demography Unit
Animal Demography Unit, Deparment of Zoology, University of Cape Town - From 1 January 2008, the Avian Demography Unit (or the ADU for short) will become the Animal Demography Unit (still the ADU). What prompted this? Ever since the ADU initiated the frog atlas project a decade ago in 1998, there have been issues with the name Avian Demography Unit – “Why is the Avian Demography Unit doing the frog atlas?” This inconsistency has recently been heightened by our involvement with projects on reptiles (Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment, effectively the reptile atlas), and with butterflies (Southern African Butterfly Conservation Assessment, the butterfly atlas), and with five postgraduate students doing PhD and MSc projects on seals, one on rare mammals in Namibia and even one on dwarf chameleons…
The Avicultural Society (based in the UK) covers the keeping and breeding of all types of birds other than domesticated varieties, and has a world-wide membership. It publishes four 48-page issues of the AVICULTURAL MAGAZINE annually, which are sent to all fully paid-up members and other subscribers. These include most top aviculturalists, as well as leading zoos, bird gardens, conservation organisations and research institutes around the world…
Bird Atlas 2007 - 2011
Sign-up for the British Bird Atlas… Fieldwork starts on 1st November 2007 - There are two ways you can help: Choose one or more tetrads to do Timed Tetrad Visits and/or Collate lists, anytime, anywhere for Roving Records. Why not sign-up online to take part? Use the relevant button below to access Bird Atlas online, from where you can request tetrads, view a map of your tetrads and submit your Roving Records. For any questions contact: email@example.com
Bird Conservation International
Bird Conservation International is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focusing on the major conservation issues affecting birds and their habitats. The official journal of BirdLife International…
Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC)
Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC) is an independent, volunteer-led, campaign group set up in 2014 by a group of experienced birders and conservationists who just like you are sick of the number of crimes being committed against wildlife. Our aim is to fight back, by
1) making the processes of Recognising, Recording, and Reporting wildlife crime as easy as possible (an initiative we term ‘the Three Rs’),
2) putting ‘eyes in the field’, and
3) highlighting how much wildlife crime takes place and what ‘the public’ really think about it
BirdLife International is a global Partnership of non-governmental conservation organisations with a focus on birds that works together on shared priorities, exchanging skills, achievements and information, and so growing in ability, authority and influence. BirdLife International is present in 103 countries and territories worldwide…
Birdlife International Seabird Conservation
BirdLife International Seabird Conservation Programme: the primary role is the advocacy of seabird conservation issues to all relevant governments, non-government and intergovernmental organisations, as well as to the informed public. It is funded by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the United Kingdom`s Partner and is based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa within the Avian Demography Unit (ADU). The ADU conducts research in partnership with BirdLife South Africa, the national partner.
Canadian Peregrine Foundation
Peregrine falcons made history in Ontario in 1995 when two pairs successfully nested and raised young, in Toronto and in Hamilton. Since then, more urban sites have been established throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada. Now more questions are being raised about the long-term survival of the peregrine falcon (anatum subspecies). The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is dedicated to providing whatever means are necessary to continue studying, documenting and protecting this species, not just in Ontario but throughout Canada.
Conservation Jobs is a careers website dedicated to recruitment across all areas of the conservation sector in the United Kingdom...
Countryside Restoration Trust
The Countryside Restoration Trust is a charity dedicated to the protection and restoration of countryside where quality food is produced using farming methods that encourage wildlife and enable more people to make a living from the land…
The Centre for Field Research (CFR) was established in 1973 to develop research program for Earthwatch Institute by encouraging and evaluating proposals from scholars and scientists.
ECI was originally formed in October 1993 as The Ecology Channel, Inc. for the purpose of establishing, owning and operating a television production company and cable television network. The company was formed to focus solely on all aspects of ecology and the inter-connectivity of all living things and their environment…
EDGE - Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered
The EDGE of Existence programme highlights and conserves one-of–a-kind species that are on the verge of extinction...
Endangered Species International
Endangered Species International (ESI) is strongly committed to reversing the trend of human-induced species extinction, save endangered species, and preserving their vital ecosystems. We have projects worldwide to protect endangered species, and save biodiversity. We also support the use of solar energy in our projects…
Ethical Consumer: The UK`s only alternative consumer organisation looking at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names…
Free birdhouse plans, articles on birdhouses, birdfeeders, state birds and more… I am a woman, wife, and mother who just happens to think birds, bird houses, bird feeders, and bird baths are all pretty cool!! What you will find here is stuff about birdhouses and because birdhouses can’t be called birdhouses without birds I will also write about birds. And because birds need to eat and bathe occasionally I may mention personal accounts of watching them in action at the feeder and bath…
Goose Specialist Group
The Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International seeks to strengthen contacts between all researchers on migratory goose populations in the northern hemisphere. A database with goose censuses from the western Palearctic is supported by a network of national co-ordinators. Annual meetings are held since 1995. At present 400 people have joined the group.
The Harrison Institute seeks to promote wildlife conservation. It specialises in the study of mammals (recent and fossil) and birds and works alongside in-country scientists. It is currently running a series of projects in the Old World tropics, particularly in Southeast Asia. It welcomes participation in its field studies and expeditions. Volunteers have the opportunity to support and take part in a variety of projects and in doing so visit beautiful and often remote areas of the world.
Hereford Owl Rescue
We rescue owls from anywhere in the UK…
International Osprey Foundation
The International Osprey Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is dedicated to the continuing recovery and preservation of the osprey, others in the raptor family, wildlife and the environment as a whole. The Foundation conducts monitoring activities, and accumulates data specific to the breeding activities of the osprey population. The data is made available through the Foundations newsletter publication and can be obtained by interested parties/organizations upon request. The Foundation issues grants for researchers whose studies involve environmental concerns. The Foundation directs and participates in all areas of wildlife and habitat maintenance and restoration.
Island Conservation & Ecology Group
We eradicate introduced cats and pigs from islands to save seabird populations and endemic island birds from extinction. Among the birds we have protected are: black-vented shearwater, Xantus` murrelet, black & least storm-petrels. We are now working on the Revillagigedo Islands to save Mexico`s two most endangered birds (Townsend`s Shearwater & Socorro Mockingbird) from extinction. This organisation needs financial support - see the website and GIVE GENEROUSLY!
The LPF collaborates in many projects, each with one or more threatened species of parrots which benefit from the strategic conservation actions of our field-based (i.e. in-situ) programmes. Take a trip to any of these projects simply by clicking on the map or the names.
National Wildlife Federation
NWF focuses its efforts on five core issue areas (Endangered Habitat, Water Quality, Land Stewardship, Wetlands, and Sustainable Communities); and pursues a range of educational projects, and activist, advocacy, and litigation initiatives, within these core areas.
The general site for this very much improved web contribution.
Welcome to NatureServe, a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. NatureServe provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe is a product of the Association for Biodiversity Information in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
Established in 1969 as a non-profit conservation organization, the Oceanic Society's primary mission is to protect marine wildlife worldwide through an integrated program of scientific research, environmental education and volunteerism. Our environmental approach is to collaborate with local communities in conservation initiatives, and to promote sustainable economies as an alternative to those that are destructive to wildlife and natural habitats.
Operation Turtle Dove
Operation Turtle Dove is a project designed to reverse the decline of one of our best-loved farmland birds. Help us save them…
Partners In Flight - U.S. Home Page
Partners In Flight / Compañeros en Vuelo / Partenaires d`Envol was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. The initial focus was on species that breed in the Nearctic (North America) and winter in the Neotropics (Central and South America); but the focus has spread to include most landbirds and other species requiring terrestrial habitats.
Established in 1970, The Peregrine Fund works nationally and internationally, focusing on birds to conserve nature. We conserve nature by achieving results - results restoring species in jeopardy, conserving habitat, educating students, training conservationists, providing factual information to the public, and by accomplishing good science.
The National Audubon Society started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. At that time, literally all the puffin eggs in Maine were in two baskets - Matinicus Rock and Machias Seal Island. Although puffins are not an endangered species (they are abundant in Newfoundland, Iceland, and Britain); they are rare in Maine. The two surviving colonies were very vulnerable to a disaster such as an oil spill, or accidental establishment of predators such as rats or mink.
The world's tropical rainforests are the richest and most diverse habitats on earth. They represent a vast reservoir of knowledge and contain a wealth of ecosystems and wildlife, with many species yet to be discovered…
An organisation dedicated to ensuring that all sick or injured birds of prey are cared for by qualified persons and that whenever possible they are released back into the wild.
Speaking out for raptor conservation everywhere.
Sand Martin Trust
If you are interested in birds but don`t know much about Sand Martins and so think you will not be able to help them, we are pleased to tell you that indeed you will.
Seabird Bycatch Project
A Joint Project of the Institute for Fisheries Resources and the National Fisheries Conservation Centre Fostering Co-operative Solutions to Seabird Bycatch Problems.
Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds
The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) is the largest single regional organization committed to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the Greater Caribbean region, including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin. The overarching objective of the SCSCB is to increase the ability of Caribbean ornithologists, resource managers, conservation organizations, institutions, and local citizens to conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats…
Sustainable Ecosystems Institute
Environmental problems are the number one issue facing society, and SEI is out on the front lines, dealing with these crises and conflicts on a daily basis. We are the scientists and ecologists who have spent our time in labs and in the field, building knowledge and techniques, but unless we assume a new role in society and put our expertise to use, we cannot hope to sustain vital ecosystems or the human communities which depend upon them. SEI is ready to meet this challenge, and I invite you to join me in leaving an environmental legacy that rests on a strong scientific foundation.
The Institute for Bird Populations
The Institute for Bird Populations studies the abundance, vital rates, and ecology of bird populations to enable scientifically sound conservation of birds and their habitats...
The Pacific Islands Conservation Research Association
The Pacific Islands Conservation Research Association (PICRA) is a U.S. federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing knowledge of Pacific species, populations, and ecosystems through unbiased scientific investigations. Our research focuses on improving understanding of islands and the conservation issues they face, and results are used in the development of applied and theoretical solutions to conservation problems. We have ongoing projects focused on endangered and threatened birds in Micronesia and Polynesia.
TRAFFIC`s mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC`s work is neither easier nor closer to completion than it was in the mid-1970s when TRAFFIC was founded largely to assist in the implementation of CITES. CITES now covers some 30 000 plant and animal species and has more than 150 member countries. These member countries face ever-more complex issues in determining how best to ensure that trade does not threaten the survival of species.
Tropical Bird Rescue
The charter of this organisation is to foster the care and well-being of captive birds originating from tropical habitats. Our goal is to implement a phased approach to annually place 100 birds into suitable environments that allow the individual bird to thrive.
Tropical Rainforest Coalition
Tropical Rainforest Coalition (TRC) believes that individuals can make a difference. Looking back, we can say we have. Established in 1991 during World Rainforest Week, TRC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has made a significant impact on the preservation of rainforests and indigenous people. TRC builds coalitions between individuals, corporations, businesses, learning institutions and non-governmental organizations seeking to reverse the unsustainable use of the rainforests…
UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF)
The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) exists to promote the coordinated conservation of the diverse and increasingly threatened plant and animal species and natural habitats of the UK Territories Overseas. It aims to do this by providing assistance in the form of expertise, information and liaison between non-governmental organisations and governments, both in the UK and in the Territories themselves.
Vital Rates of North American Landbirds
This website provides results of temporal and spatial analyses of capture-mark-recapture and constant-effort capture-rate data on 158 landbird species collected as part of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program between 1992 and 2006. The objectives of these analyses are to provide estimates of, and explore relationships among, the vital rates and demographic parameters of each of these species in order to provide hypotheses regarding the demographic drivers of temporal and spatial variation in their population dynamics, especially as these results may help inform research, management, and conservation efforts for them.
VulPro - African Vulture Conservation
VulPro approaches vulture conservation in an integrated, multidisciplinary fashion, with the benefits from the programme accruing to both vultures and society at large. VulPro combines education and good science, with networking, capacity building and knowledge generation. The veterinary disciplines of toxicology, pharmacology, clinical pathology and medicine are combined with the science of GSM/GPS telemetry and the banking of genetic and DNA resources, with the goal being to positively influence the well-being of our natural resources to ultimately benefit society. In this regard, VulPro engages in a number of interrelated activities, and uses a variety of resources, in endeavouring to meet its objectives.
Our task is to promote the widest possible public awareness and enjoyment of the UK waterways. We will work in partnership with individuals, communities and organisations, to conserve, restore, improve and interpret all aspects of waterways. Through our work we will realise sustainable benefits for all sectors of the community in terms of recreation, education, conservation, as well as social and economic welfare…
Find your nearest woodland [in the UK] that is managed for conservation.
Working Group on International Waderbird and Wetland Research
The Working Group on International Waderbird and Wetland Research (WIWO) was established in 1983, in order to create a well-defined and accessible intermediary between financing organisations and governmental bodies on the one hand, and volunteer ornithologists interested in studying waterbirds in countries with little own potential for such studies on the other…
World Barn Owl Trust
Barn Owls are now so rare that they have special protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) - under which it is an offence to intentionally disturb these birds while they are preparing to nest or during the actual process of breeding…
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCMC is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the location and management of information on the conservation and sustainable use of the world`s living resources. These pages will guide you to global data on bio-diversity and information relating to WCMC`s activities in this field.
World Land Trust
The World Land Trust is a UK based conservation charity, concerned with the protection of the world`s most biologically important and threatened habitats. Our mission is to: Protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world, to conserve their biological diversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species. To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and commitment among the people living in the project areas. To raise awareness in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation, to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fund raising…
Young People's Trust for the Environment
The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity which aims to encourage young people's understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability… Including, for example, a page on how to make bird boxes at home or at school…
Ray Mears' Woodlore
Woodlore - School of Wilderness Bushcraft - Survival Established 1983… OK Its not strictly an Uni nor is it about birds - but bush craft is all about low impact use of the environment and anyway, I like Ray Mears' TV programmes!
5000 Mile Project
Couple are first to run the length of South America unsupported!
Arctic Bird Library
The Arctic Bird Library of WCMC aims to provide comprehensive information on the distribution and conservation status of Arctic birds. The Library focuses upon the 125 species of water birds, which breed in the Arctic region as defined by CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna)programme.
Audubon Society Watchlist
WatchList species are those faced with population decline, limited geographic range, and/or threats such as habitat loss on their breeding and wintering grounds. A centerpiece of conservation at Audubon, the WatchList is an early warning system that focuses attention on at-risk bird species before they become endangered. The WatchList is compiled by Partners in Flight, a coalition of state, federal, and private sector conservationists working together to protect the birds of the western hemisphere
…is an award-winning, non-profit-making research and conservation organisation offering hands-on wildlife conservation and adventures with a purpose for everyone. Our projects are not tours, photographic safaris or excursions, but genuine wildlife expeditions placing ordinary people with no research experience alongside scientists who are at the forefront of conservation work…
Birding140 is intended as a scientific information platform dedicated to the world of birds. Its objective, as well as contributing to an increased knowledge of birds by the public in general, is to promote economic activities compatible with the conservation of the natural environment such as birdwatching tourism and all activities which aimed at sustainability….
Birds are for Watching
The campaign against the trade in birds trapped in the wild and sold as pets…
Birds on the IUCN Red List
The IUCN Red List of threatened species is widely considered to be the most objective and authoritative system for classifying species in terms of the risk of extinction. Information on a taxon's population size, population trends and range size are applied to standard quantitative criteria to determine its IUCN Red List Category (Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened or Least Concern)…
Cats - Bird Advocates - BLOG
Americans are going to have to wake up and become more vocal and dedicated at protecting our wild life than the feral cat enablers are at allowing cats to kill them. Cats are cute, yes, but a feral cat munching on a clutch of a threatened bird species is not. Trap, neuter, release programs produce a healthier, more efficient killing machine. All they are doing is enabling the cats in their destruction. TNR enthusiasts claim if you remove one cat another moves in. Okay, no problem, I remove that one, too. Euthanasia of the millions of feral cats now killing billions of native animals each year is the only effective answer.
Cats - Cats Indoors Campaign
The American Bird Conservancy has launched a citizen education and action campaign to end the massive and unnecessary loss of birds and other wildlife to predation by domestic cats. Scientists estimate that free-roaming cats (owned, stray, and feral) kill hundreds of millions of birds and possibly more than a billion small mammals in the U.S. each year. Cats kill not only birds that frequent our backyards, such as the Eastern Towhee, American Goldfinch, and Song Sparrow, but also WatchList species such as the Snowy Plover, Wood Thrush, and Black-throated Blue Warbler, and endangered species such as the Least Tern and Piping Plover…
Cats - Feral Cat Control in the UK
As well as over 7 million pet cats, Britain has around 1 million feral cats. Strayed or abandoned pets, including pedigree cats, swell the feral cat population, presenting British animal welfare societies (humane societies, SPCAs) with a massive ongoing problem…
Centre for Ocean Health
The Center for Ocean Health serves as a focal point for scientific research, education, and policy programs that address ocean conservation and management issues. By fostering interactions between university researchers, government agencies, and conservation organizations, the center encourages the integration of research and policy efforts to protect and manage marine ecosystems and biodiversity…
Chris Otahal's Bird Conservation Site
Greetings from my little corner of cyberspace! My name is Chris Otahal and I have studied birds using riparian (creek-side) habitat along the lower stretch of Coyote Creek where it enters the southern end of San Francisco Bay, California, United States. These studies were initiated by the Coyote Creek Riparian Station and are continued by the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. I have since moved on to work for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (implementing the Endangered Species Act) but thought some of you may be interested in this AVIAN RESEARCH…
The international wildlife trade, worth billions of dollars annually, has caused massive declines in the numbers of many species of animals and plants. The scale of over-exploitation for trade aroused such concern for the survival of species that an international treaty was drawn up in 1973 to protect wildlife against such over-exploitation and to prevent international trade from threatening species with extinction. Known as CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, entered into force on 1 July 1975 and now has a membership of 145 countries. These countries act by banning commercial international trade in an agreed list of endangered species and by regulating and monitoring trade in others that might become endangered.
Colour Ringed Birds - ID help needed
During the recent years the amount a different colour-ring projects has boomed. To try to order these CR projects, the European colour-ring Birding © website has been created. Despite an obligation (for the -future- project leaders) to contact the different CR co-ordinators and despite the continuous up-date of this web-page, some CR birds are impossible to trace. Therefor this page has been created. Do please keep in mind that, in order to avoid overlapping of CR schemes, you are strongly requested - well before starting a CR scheme - to contact the colour-ring co-ordinator (see list) for the different CR-projects. Only with his agreement you can start a CR project and will be mentioned in this page.
This website is about the campaign against cormorants by anglers… being both an angler and a birdwatcher I think it is very misguided - fisherman should have a much less propriatorial attitude and enjoy watching these superb birds catching fish which they have done for many tens of millions of years before humans even existed.
DIY Nesting Boxes, Feeders etc.
The Web community for resolving conflict by linking ecologists and developers in the UK and Ireland…
Environmental Data Services Ltd
ENDS publishes an in-depth monthly professional journal and a daily internet-based news briefing on European environmental affairs.
Expeditions - Frontier
Join Frontier`s research teams working in remote and exotic tropical environments. Save endangered wildlife, protect threatened tropical coral reefs and forests. Build sustainable livelihoods for the world`s most impoverished communities. Gain vocational qualifications and experience conservation in action…
One small pastoral farm, one blog… and many posts about farming, wildlife and how the two can rub along nicely…
FLAP - Fatal Light Awareness Program
Would you give up a few hours of sleep a week to save this red-headed woodpecker? This is just one of dozeens of endagered birds that collide with human-buit structures. His life and the future of his species could depend on you….
Golden Eagle Re-introduction Scheme - Republic of Ireland
This five-year project aims to re-introduce golden eagles to Donegal, Ireland, where they became extinct in 1910…
GreenBirding is caring for the habitats that birds live in close to our homes so that we can enjoy them longer. It encourages us to become experts on the wildlife close to where we live, on our patches. It does not involve lengthy carbon-emitting car trips hunting rarities. It just makes sense. Please help spread this idea in the birding community by registering your name - thank you…
Wildlife news from the British Isles…
Implementation of the RAMSAR Convention
Ramsar convention and notes from the Rio conference including Agenda 21.
Important Bird Areas (USA)
The worldwide response to habitat loss – this site lists the responses in the US.
Welcome to InfoNatura, a source for conservation information on the birds and mammals of Latin America and the Caribbean — more than 5,500 common, rare, and endangered species in 44 countries and territories. InfoNatura is a product of the Association for Biodiversity Information in collaboration with Conservation Data Centers in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Malaysia Wildlands Project
Malaysia Wildlands Project aims to protect and restore the natural heritage of Malaysia through the establishment of a connected system of wildlands…
Modern Farming and wild birds
An extract from the late Chris Mead`s excellent book about declining birds in the UK: In 1997 I walked 600 metres down a tramline - where the wheels of the tractor go through the crop - in a field of wheat. The only plants I encountered were wheat except for four individual plants of goose grass. There were no visible insects and the birds were all around the field margin.
National Wetlands Inventory
Profiles of the leading organisations and people in wetland conservation in the US.
New Zealand Translocation Projects
Little spotted kiwi became extinct on the mainland by about 1970, but survived because a few birds were introduced to predator-free Kapiti Island in 1912 or 1923, where they grew to the present population of about 1000. There were translocations to Hen, Red Mercury, and Long Islands in the 1980s, all of which appear to have been successful at establishing populations…
One North West
ONE/Northwest (Online Networking for the Environment) is a non-profit organisation helping the conservation community in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) protect the environment through the effective use of electronic networking technologies.
Peter Robinson - Professional Bird Services
Prosecutor, bird expert and senior criminal investigator with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds from 1974 to 1990, with subsequent experience as defence expert witness and advisor. Criminal court experience England, Scotland and Wales…
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Detailed info on every wetland in the world which is part of the campaign to save wetlands.
…rarebird.com advocates and encourages public appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation and promotes the breeding of rare and endangered bird and animal species in their pure forms. We hope that this site will provide an avenue for such activity…
They say: For the last two years a small group of amateur ornithologists who are concerned about the loss of the small bird populations have been meeting to discuss the cause of these rapid declines in the populations of some of our once common birds. An email to UKBN said: Yes, they surfaced about a year ago soon after the publication of the Report of the UK Working Group on Raptors. They seem to have just undergone a re-launch because there was a short piece about them in the Shooting Times a week or two ago in which they claimed that hundreds of people were joining them, including lots of disaffected RSPB members. The article also said they were commissioning some research to show how habitat management combined with control of raptors will restore songbird numbers, though they don`t explain how they are going to demonstrate this without actually doing some control! The original half-dozen founders included at least two people with strong links to the Racing Pigeon fraternity. Their Scottish contact is Linda Brooks who just happens to be secretary of the Scottish Homing Union and a critic of the Working Group Report!
A conservation-based podcast website by Charlie Moores…
The Bald Ibis
The Conservation Value of AviTourism
Birdwatching tourism (or avitourism as it is sometimes called) has become a large industry and is the biggest niche within eco-tourism. The amount that wildlife watchers (primarily bird watchers) spend annually, in the US alone, is about the same as the entire GDP of Costa Rica, according to a United States Fish and Wildlife survey! And in Scotland, 4 % of jobs are associated with wildlife tourism, says the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). RSPB membership continued to grow strongly through the recession of 2008-2010, one of the many testaments to the growing popularity of birding. In poor countries such as Guyana, the bird tour industry has been actively developed, by organizations including USAID, as an important alternative to less environmentally friendly economic ventures such as logging….
The State of the Nations Birds - by Chris Mead
As a special service to Bird On! readers, the [late] author and publisher have granted permission for us to display the entire text of each individual species description (without their illustrations, and without the extensive chapters on habitats and other aspects of our birds lives). You may start your search for information here.
Top 100 Forestry Resources
Forestry is defined as the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, and conserving forests and other resources to meet a variety of goals and for the benefit of humans and the world at large. This broad term covers a multitude of occupations, organizations, and causes. As such, there are a many fantastic forestry resources available online, and it can be challenging to sort through all of them. We here at ForestryDegree.net have done that for you by compiling this list of 100 top forestry resources. We based selections on a variety of factors including traffic, search ranking, quality of content, and their overall success in achieving forestry’s many goals. They aren’t listed in a specific order, but are simply the best of the best. Any forestry student, professional, or anyone simply interested in the great outdoors should find something useful on this list…
UK BBS population trends
The BBS is a line-transect survey based on randomly-located 1-km squares. Squares are chosen through stratified random sampling, with more squares in areas with more potential volunteers. The difference in sampling effort is taken into account when calculating trends…
US Bird Rescue Groups
Lists of links throughout the US…
Trying to combat the recent severe decline amongst Indian sub-continent vultures…
Webbs Barn Cottage in Oxfordshire is where Jenny Steel's garden is based… used as a backdrop for TV gardening programmes on Wildlife Gardening on several occassions.
World List of Threatened Birds
The list is now carried by the worldtwitch website…