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Newsletter 47, April 2024

Newsletter 46, July 2023

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A walk through the encañizadas of the Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar regional park

Las Encañizadas is a unique corner of the Murcian coastline where you can find tranquillity and wild nature. To reach this place we recommend you to cycle about 4 km along the cycle path that starts next to the old Quintín mill. When you pass the second mill, the Calcetera, the east wind will bring…

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Reopening of the Lake Grand-Lieu Centre!

Back to MBP homepage The Lake Grand-Lieu Centre reopened its doors to the public on Saturday 27 May 2023, after a 5-month period of works and closure!  Visitors were able to discover the new exhibitions in the visitor centre and the Pavilion, and they took advantage of the 17th National Nature Festival to participate to…

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Sounding Wild – Virtual Wadden Sea Experience

For three days in June/July the Wadden Sea Visitor Centre Nationalpark-Haus Husum hosted the “Sounding Wild Immersive Experience” presented by Axel and Ario Drioli. More than 100 visitors took a dive and immersed into the Virtual Reality impressions, videos, pictures and wildlife sounds previously recorded in the Wadden Sea. The Sounding Wild Immersive Experience is…

Barnacle goose on nest of downy feathers on the Russian tundra (Photo by Michiel Boom)

From polder to pole, the extraordinary journey of the barnacle goose

The picture of winter in Oostvaardersplassen is dominated by some 40,000 barnacle geese. The black and white geese are quite striking on the green grasslands, and their plumage hints at a very different landscape. Having eaten their fill, they will soon leave for the rocky cliffs of Nova Zembla and the Russian tundra. Why do…


Giving our visitors an ever improved experience at Urdaibai Bird Center

We have some great new additions to the exhibition at the Urdaibai Bird Center. The Sounds of the Seasons is a sensory experience of the marsh which enhances access for people. Even if you are visiting Urdaibai Bird Center in spring or summer you can now experience the sounds of  winter in our new audiosphere.…


Project Godwit bird spotted in Senegal and Spain

Our annual meeting 2019 included a presentation about Project Godwit, a head-starting programme in eastern England, which included local CEPA. One of the godwits hatched there in 2018, has been spotted in Spain and Senegal. The first sighting outside where it was hatched was Isla Mayor, Veta la Palma, Spain in May 2022, and in…


Vacancy: European Goose Management Platform Coordinator

You or your team may be interested in this job, announced by the Africa Eurasia migratory Waterbird Agreement (AWEA). Their European Goose Management Platform is recruiting a Coordinator. Apply before 31 August 2023 on this link.  

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News from the core group

World Migratory Bird Day: Francophone Ibrahim Hama was as ever a powerhouse for MBP Africa, arranging and hosting a French-language video conference for young people around World Migratory Bird Day. The challenges of public protest limited which schools could participate in Senegal, but he maintains good relations with the schools there for ongoing projects. Ecole…


Annual meeting – register soon!

Our Annual Meeting will be held in EVOA, Portugal. The deadline to register is extended! Read the programme and register here. Here we summarise the programme as it stood at the start of July.

Newsletter 45, February 2023

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News from the MBP Core Group (Connor Walsh)

Back to MBP homepage Work plan for 2023 and your input Late last year we prepared our workplan for 2022/23. We developed this at the Annual Meeting in Saloum, and in a follow-up online meeting. We invite you to look through it, and engage with the network on any of the topics where you can…


EVOA – Portugal (Sandra Paiva)

Back to MBP homepage MBP Annual Meeting – 2 – 5th October at EVOA (Portugal) Reserve the Date! The Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve has a lot to offer to our migratory water birds, especially during migratory passages. Let’s witness that phenomenon with 200,000 birds passing through this stopover, while we meet, share and prepare our…


AEWA/ CMS (Florian Keil)

Back to MBP homepage World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Please find here more information about the next year’s World Migratory Bird Day campaign which will focus on the topic of water and its importance for migratory birds.

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Grepom/Birdlife Morocco – Morocco (Lamiae El Briech)

Back to MBP homepage Oualidia Ecological Information Centre The Ecological Information Centre of Oualidia continues to organise its awareness-raising activities on migratory birds, Moroccan wetlands, their heritage and their socio-economic importance. During this year 2022, the centre welcomed more than 1100 visitors: pupils, including 17 schools with their teachers, parents’ organisations, students in addition to…

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La maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu – France (Audrey Cadou)

Back to MBP homepage A warm and dry summer! During the last summer, we experienced drought, fires and very high temperatures sometimes higher than 40°C! In spite of the summer heat we saw many beautiful birds on the lake: Squacco Heron, Eurasian Spoonbills, Eurasian Black-winged Stilts, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Avocet, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Black-crowned…

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Besøkssenter Våtmark Nordre Øyeren – Norway (Henning Flørenes)

Back to MBP homepage Wetland trips into Nordre Øyeren nature reserve for 7th graders This fall we have had nearly 300 7th graders out in our local nature reserve participating in our program with focus on migratory birds and biodiversity in the wetlands. The students got to borrow binoculars during the excursion to spot the…

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Zwin Natuur Park – Belgium (Wouter Faveyts)

Back to MBP homepage Successful bird ringing campaign in the Zwin Nature Park in the autumn of 2022 For the fourth year in a row, the bird ring station in the Zwin Nature Park was manned by bird ringers in autumn. This continuous effort of scientific ring work was done in collaboration with our partner…