Tag Archive for 'birds'

World Migratory Bird Day celebrated on 12 and 13 May 2012

May 13th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

Migratory birds undertake some of the most daring journeys in the animal kingdom, often covering thousands of kilometers to migrate. And the growing fan base of these winged adventurers is now presenting economic opportunities through sustainable tourism. On 12-13 May 2012, the economic benefits of supporting the world’s migratory bird species will be one of […]

Meeting Europe’s renewable energy targets in harmony with nature

November 28th, 2011 by Birdlife Europe

Better policies and planning will protect birds, reduce conflicts and cut carbon faster Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation […]

Guernsey smallholders offer free class on keeping poultry on 1 November 2011

November 1st, 2011 by Guernsey Smallholders

The Guernsey Smallholders are providing a free class on poultry keeping beginning at 7 for 7.30 pm on Tuesday 1 November 2011 at the British Showjumping Ground meeting hall, Chemin Le Roi, off Forest Road, St Martin (in the back lane behind St Margaret’s Lodge Hotel). The evening is completely free and a great way […]

Birds in the Channel Islands

September 13th, 2011 by Glyn Young

To date, 366 species of birds have been recorded throughout the British Channel Islands. The islands host a large variety of habitats so it is very possible to see farmland, woodland and sea birds within a few minutes of each other. Some birds are very active fliers. Some may be only on one of the […]

Smallholders of Guernsey AGM on 15 March 2011

February 19th, 2011 by Events

The Smallholders of Guernsey AGM begins at 7.30 pm on 15 March 2011 at St. Margaret’s Lodge Hotel. From 7 pm Smallholders will be offering samples of their products including pork and apple baps. If you would like to join the Smallholders committee please contact Kevin Driscoll on 07781 101147

The secret lives of our sea birds

September 15th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

Next time you’re on Cobo enjoying a bag of chips take another look at that gull eagerly watching you. If it’s got a coloured ring on its leg this bird is part of a study to understand more about the habits and movements of sea birds. Note the number, let one of the ornithologists know […]

Sticky: Why birds are special: A beginner’s guide to birds and bird study at the Durrell Conservation Trust in Jersey

July 29th, 2010 by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey is holding a three-day short course aimed at amateur bird enthusiasts wanting to gain an understanding of why birds are so special.  The course will provide practical field skills in the behavioural ecology and conservation of birds, and will be delivered by a team of renowned bird specialists […]

The RSPB Guernsey Group

April 8th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Guernsey Group has organised a bird watching boat trip to Herm on 11 April 2010.  Meet at the Cambridge berth in St Peter Port at 8.15 am (Perry’s page Town M/N6) for departure at 8.30 am.  The boat returns at 12.35 pm or you can stay […]