BirdLife Estonia

Our mission is to ensure the good status of Estonian birds through research, protection and education.

Photo: Kauro Kuik

Photo: Eva-Liisa Orula.

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Why we need to make ‘sustainable’ development truly bird-safe

Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.

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Photo: Anneli Palo.

Photo: Marge Ojaäär.

Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

24. July 2021
Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758) (jäälind) 1 Jan Fred Joab, Janek Joab Anne, RESTRICTED
Motacilla cinerea Tunstall, 1771 (jõgivästrik) 1 Maidu Kõoleht Rõuge vald, Kaku küla
Calidris alpina (Linnaeus, 1758) (soorüdi) 1 Maidu Kõoleht Võru vald, RESTRICTED
Riparia riparia (Linnaeus, 1758) (kaldapääsuke) 7 Artto Pello Viru-Nigula vald, Kõrkküla
Aquila pomarina C. L. Brehm, 1831 (väike-konnakotkas) 1 Siim Vaar Järva vald, RESTRICTED
Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786 (väiketüll) 1 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Häädemeeste vald, Penu küla
Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 (suitsupääsuke) 5 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal, ... Häädemeeste vald, Penu küla
Riparia riparia (Linnaeus, 1758) (kaldapääsuke) 1 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Häädemeeste vald, Penu küla
Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) (kõvernokk-rüdi) 1 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal, ... Penu,
Mergus merganser Linnaeus, 1758 (jääkoskel) 6 Uku Paal, Mariliis Paal Penu,