Saturday, June 18, 2011

The not so Common Eider

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 05:27 AM PDT
The population of common eider Somateria mollissima in the Baltic Sea has dramatically declined over the last decades. Nevertheless, the local government of Aland, an autonomous group of islands belonging to Finland, has re-opened spring hunting of common eiders as of 1st of May. The BirdLife partners in Denmark, Sweden and Finland protest against spring hunting and call for the EU to take action to protect this vulnerable population.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Groups Call for Immediate Withdrawal of Toxic Pesticides

Posted: 14 Jun 2011 01:11 AM PDT

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2011 - American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nationĂ¢€™s leading bird conservation organization, and ten other groups have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to begin immediate proceedings to have rodent poison products that do not meet new EPA packaging guidelines withdrawn from retail shelves.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bird of the Week

Lineated Pytilia
 Also known as the Red-billed Pytilia - Pytilia lineata  .

Photo by Mike Haley © all rights reserved 
Little is known about this, rarely photographed, bird.
For more info go to the WorldBird web site.