BirdLife Estonia

Our mission is to ensure the good status of Estonian birds through research, protection and education.

Photo: Kauro Kuik

No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet’s 100-year recovery plan

In this year’s Red List update, the Echo Parakeet moved from Endangered to Vulnerable – an impressive recovery for a species that once numbered just a dozen birds. But successes like this aren’t built in a day, or even a decade. Find out how Mauritius’ conservationists made it happen.

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How did the Guam Rail come back from extinction in the wild?

After more than 30 years, the Guam Rail is back: breeding naturally beyond the confines of captive breeding enclosures – making it only the second bird species ever to recover from extinction in the wild. How did conservationists do it, and what can we learn about the threat of introduced predators?

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Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

26. January 2020
Strix uralensis (Ural Owl) 1 Olavi Vainu Lääneranna vald, RESTRICTED
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl) 1 Viive Kiis, Raivo Kiis Haljala vald, Aaspere küla
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull) 35 Kaspar Kolk Tartu linn, Tähtvere
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) 12 Christer Winbo Tallinn, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch) 80 Tarvo Valker, Helen Pikkat Saue vald, Kirikla küla
Haliaeetus albicilla (White-tailed Sea-eagle) 1 Raivo Endrekson Pärnu linn, RESTRICTED
Cygnus olor (Mute Swan) 5 Ene Määr, Aivar Määr
Haliaeetus albicilla (White-tailed Sea-eagle) 1 Peep Veedla, Taimi Veedla Vinni vald, RESTRICTED
Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian Waxwing) 85 Kaspar Kolk Tartu linn, Tähtvere
Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan) 6 Meelis Liivarand, Tarmo Teppe Valga vald, RESTRICTED