VII International Conference on Black Stork (Doñana National Park, Spain)

The 1st international Conference on Black Stork Ciconia nigra took place in Kemeri (Latvia) in 1993. Since then, a total of six international conferences on Black Stork have been organized: I International Conference on Black Stork in Kemeri (Latvia) 1993 II International Conference on Black Stork in Trujillo (Spain) 1996 III International Conference on Black […]

IX Eurasian Spoonbill workshop in Djerba (Tunisia)

The Eurasian Spoonbill International Expert Group (ESIEG) is one of the first research network created on a waterbird species. It was formed in 1991 and then linked to Eurosite until 2013 when the group became an AEWA International Species Expert Groups ( From 14 to 18 November 2018, the IXth workshop of the group will take place […]

Australian Project using remote nest cameras and GPS satellite tracking to study Ibises and Spoonbills

Contributed by SIS-SG member Heather McGinness, CSIRO Australia. Featured image: H. McGinness Australia hosts three ibis and two spoonbill species: Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) and Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes). All of these species are thought to be primarily nomadic, due to the […]

Glossy ibises flying at Doñana marshland, Spain. © Héctor Garrido, 2008.

Kushlan Research Award 2017 is to investigate the Glossy ibis

The Kushlan Research Award winner of this year is a proposal promoted by one of our members, Simone Santoro (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain), and Alejandro Centeno-Cuadros (Biotech Business International, Spain). The aim is investigating the glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) gene flow at a worldwide scale by combining nuclear and microsatellite markers. The project has […]

Black-faced Spoonbills increase!!

The only endangered species of spoonbills is the Black-faced Spoonbill, and this species also has the most restricted distribution range of any spoonbill species. In the 1950s the population of this species was reduced to 300 in the wild. A large number of wild eggs were harvested immediately after the Korean war, which was likely […]