Tag Archives: Birds

14th October the magic of migration: Save the Date for our next webinar

Our next webinar is going to be part of a month of celebration in October of the wonder that is migratory birds. Did you know? The longest recorded non-stop flight of a migratory birds was 11,600 KILOMETRES.  A satellite-tagged Bar-tailed godwit travelled from Alaska to New Zealand in a single, 9-day flight. Arctic terns see more daylight than any other creature …

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Join us for a celebration of the miracle of migration, birds and birding!

Dear Partners,We would love for you to join us in mid-October for a week-long global celebration of migration, birds and birding. We’re kicking things off on Saturday 10 October with World Migratory Bird Day, an annual celebration of the amazing endurance of migratory birds as they travel between their breeding and wintering grounds. On 17 and 18 October, we’ve joined forces with Global Birding, Swarovski …

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OSME Summer meeting 2020: Dr Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi’s presentation on the birds of Lebanon

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200 meters of mist nets were confiscated in Barja

Today, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) team together with members of the Middle Eastern Sustainable Hunting Centre (MESHC) conducted field investigations around the city of Barja, Shouf, Mount Lebanon, in cooperation with a number of local hunters who follow the hunting law. The action was in response to recent intelligence received regarding industrial-scale trapping in …

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Lebanon’s migratory birds up close

Ayat Basma AMMIQ WETLAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – With Lebanese confined to their homes by the new coronavirus, migratory birds in the Mediterranean country are winging their way into the midst of quieter city life. From flocks of white pelicans and storks soaring over Beirut’s seafront to diminutive herons nesting in built-up neighbourhoods, Lebanese social media are capturing avian beauty normally …

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“Nature is enjoying itself without us”: coronavirus frees nature in Lebanon

Nature experts in Lebanon have noticed cleaner and clearer air filled with migratory birds as Beirut remains under lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Migrating pelicans are flying over the city as environmentalists say birds seem to be venturing closer to urban areas. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2020/apr/17/nature-is-enjoying-itself-without-us-coronavirus-frees-nature-in-lebanon-video  

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Joint operation against songbird trapping in Chouf, Mount Lebanon

On Monday, The society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) team together with members of the Middle Eastern Sustainable Hunting Centre (MESHC) conducted field investigations around the city of Bourjein – Marjiyat, Mount Lebanon, in cooperation with a number of local hunters who follow the hunting law. The action was in response to recent intelligence received regarding industrial-scale …

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Support Hima Farms: Land that doesn’t have birds doesn’t have wealth

Last week footage emerged online of a clip taken by a farmer in Western Bekaa, showing dozens of resting storks walking around his tractor foraging for food freely and safely. The footage was initially praised by environmentalists and pro-regulation hunters alike as a positive example of sustainable hunters working in harmony with nature. However, the Society for the Protection of …

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Why it’s important to love birds for more than just their beauty

We all know what our favourite bird looks like – but do you know why it’s evolved to look that way? Discover the amazing new project striving to build a stronger connection between people and nature – through the fascination of bird anatomy. By Jessica Law Have you ever looked at a spoonbill and pondered the reason behind its beak’s unique …

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Biggest sting against illegal bird trapping in Lebanon to date

The teams of our current bird protection camp conducted intelligence-led field investigations against illegal mist nets in the towns of Saida and Barja, south of Beirut. A total of 5 active trapping sites were discovered. To lure the birds into the traps, poachers used electronic calling machines imitating the song of blackcap. The findings were immediately reported to the Lebanese …

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