Tracking down threats

Albatrosses are iconic voyagers, well-known for their ability to glide on ocean winds with barely a flap of their wings. Their perilous association with fishing boats, made famous by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, has put some species at risk of extinction. Birds are frequently caught on baited fishing hooks or break their wings colliding with cables that drag trawl nets – known as incidental mortality or bycatch.

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7 best things about Birdfair

It’s that time of year again! Birdfair — a.k.a Glastonbury for birders, the pride of Rutland Water, the biggest birding blowout in the UK — is just around the corner. We at BirdLife could not be more excited. Just check out some of the great things Birdfair 2019 has on offer!

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Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

20. August 2019
Falco (Taita Falcon) 1 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Tartu, Tartu maakond, Veeriku park
Pernis apivorus (European Honey-buzzard) 1 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Tartu, Tartu maakond, Veeriku park
Anthus trivialis (Tree Pipit) 8 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Tartu, Tartu maakond, Veeriku park
Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk) 1 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Tartu, RESTRICTED
Loxia curvirostra (Red Crossbill) 3 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Tartu, Tartu maakond, Veeriku park
Podiceps grisegena (Red-necked Grebe) 1 Hannes Margusson Otepää vald, Neitsijärv
Gallinula chloropus (Common Moorhen) 1 Hannes Margusson Otepää vald, Neitsijärv
Ardea alba (Great White Egret) 1 Hannes Margusson Otepää vald, Neitsijärv
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard) 10 Hannes Margusson Otepää vald, Neitsijärv
Accipiter nisus (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) 1 Hannes Margusson Otepää vald, Pühajärve küla