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

Announcement of the 1st international workshop on Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus

The 1st international workshop on Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus will be held between the 27th and 29th November 2017 at Doñana, a protected area in Southern Spain, where the species came back to breed in 1996, after many decades that the species was not reproducing in the country. Since then, the population showed a sharp…Continue reading Announcement of the 1st international workshop on Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Shoebills, a source of Livelihoods in Uganda

Every bird watcher’s trip starts from Mabamba Swamp, one of the few remaining strongholds of the Shoebill Balaeniceps rex in Uganda. The world is estimated to have 5,000-8,000 shoebills remaining with an estimation of only about 150 pairs left in Uganda (IUCNRed List 2016). Mabamba Wetland was designated an Important Bird Area in 2001 and…Continue reading Shoebills, a source of Livelihoods in Uganda

Large waterbirds in south Asia attract two new grants

Research and robust data on waterbird status and requirements are biased to few locations in the world. South Asia is one of the locations with an impressive diversity of large waterbirds, but with sparse information on species and their habitats to inform conservation planning. Many assumptions from south Asia drive species assessments. A prominent assumption…Continue reading Large waterbirds in south Asia attract two new grants