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Architects create world's first migratory 'bird airport' in China

Tianjin - Australian Architectural firm McGregor Coxall has won a competition to design a wetland bird sanctuary in Tianjin, China. The winning entry will be the world's first migratory "bird airport."

Storks stop migration and now live on human junk food

The White Stork is famous for delivering babies but that is, of course, a stork of folklore. In reality storks work hard at hunting and migrate to enable a continuous food supply. Not so for all now though as many stay in one place — to eat junk food.

California drought may leave migratory birds high and dry

The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south flyway for migrating birds, extending from Alaska down to Patagonia. California is part of the flight path, and the state's extended drought in now threatening the health of these travelers.

Cyprus: Migratory Birds on Menu

In 2008 more than 1.1 million birds were illegally slaughtered in Cyprus by trappers eager to feed a lucrative demand for banned Warbler ’delicacies’

Migratory Bird Numbers Plummeting Globally

The theme for this year's World Migratory Bird Day: "Migratory Birds - Ambassadors for Biodiversity" celebrations are marred by a series of recent reports indicating that the numbers of migratory birds are declining globally.
 

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A flock of whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) at Sailor s Beach. The whimbrel (known locally as  zarapito...
A flock of whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) at Sailor's Beach. The whimbrel (known locally as "zarapito") nests in the Arctic regions of North America and visits the Pacific coast of South America from late August until April.

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