BirdLife: The Magazine September 2017 - Page 4

CONTENTS 28 GOING SOUTH Twinning is winning SHARE THE LOVE Martin Harper HEADINGS Give the gift of birds this holiday season, with a yearly subscription to BirdLife: The Magazine. Delivering the latest conservation breakthroughs, discoveries and insights, straight from the field to your door, it’s the perfect gift for the bird lover in your life. 3 EDITORIAL 30 GOING SOUTH Common problems Downward curve Alex Dale Connie Warren 60 12 6 LETTERS 34 GOING SOUTH Break out the buntings Simba Chan 8 ONE TO WATCH Guam: railing against extinction 36 GOING SOUTH Ortolan off the menu Alex Dale 10 IRREPLACEABLE Lake Dukan Kurdistan, Iraq 38 GOING SOUTH Marathon migrations Irene Lorenzo 42 FLIGHT OF FANCY An Artist on Migration John Fanshawe 44 TREES OF LIFE 60 PORTFOLIO CONTRIBUTORS Simba Chan, Fiona Dobson, Ian Evenden, Jon Fanshawe, Rosa Gleave, Jaroslaw Krogulec, Martin Harper, Irene Lorenzo, Jessica Melfi, Connie Warren, Stephanie Winnard, Gui-Xi Young Showcase: Seabirds Deforestation by decree 23 38 Irene Lorenzo Steph Winnard 48 MARINE Mascarene masquerade is over PRODUCTION Jennifer Meade, Judith Rumgay SEPTEMBER 2017 NUMBER 3 VOLUME 39 ISSN 2519-4658 EDITOR Alex Dale DEPUTY EDITOR Shaun Hurrell The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of BirdLife International. GRAPHIC DESIGN Andrea Canfora, Kim Musgrove Printed by On Demand Print Services Ltd Printed on processed chlorine-free paper made from at least 80% post-consumer waste recycled fibre. To advertise in BIRDLIFE please contact Jim Lawrence, Mobile: +44(0) 7831 187 057 Email: 66 BIRD CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE EDITORS Tris Allinson, Ian Burfield, Andy Symes, Zoltan Waliczky, James Westrip Habitat requirements of the spectacular Green Peafowl revealed FRONT COVER Greylag geese Anser anser © Amy Johansson/Shutterstock OFFICERS OF BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL President Emeritus Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan Honorary President Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan Honorary Vice-Presidents Baroness Young of Old Scone (UK), Gerard A Bertrand (USA), A. P. Leventis (UK), Ben Olewine IV and Peter Johan Schei Chief Executive Patricia Zurita, Chairman Khaled Anis Irani, Treasurer Nick Prentice COUNCIL OF BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL Africa Achilles Byaruhanga (Uganda) and Idrissa Zeba (Burkina Faso), Asia Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama (Sri Lanka) and Shawn Lum (Singapore), Americas Peg Olsen (USA), Jaqueline Goerck (Brazil) and Yvonne A. Arias (Dominican Republic), Europe Luís Costa (Portugal), Nada Tosheva-Illieva (Bulgaria), Fred Wouters (Netherlands) and Mike Clarke (UK), Middle East Imad Atrash (Palestine) and Assad Adel Serhal (Leban 6f2ƗR&W7Bg&V6ǖW6BV7VƗfW7G&Ɩt$Ed4%u$UDDR4TbUT5UDdP6"7W6'"f&W"6"vVGV6RWFW"FƖR&VR6FW"6&7FR67FFR66GBG&W76W"RVƗ2FfBf&B&6&BRV6FV&&&&VrW2W6F76WfVF2V7F"&W2&VWvR6&VF6Rv'&VWf2FW''Fv6VBFVvWFW"2F2W6wWFF7V'67&&RF$$DĔdRV6RVV&W'6&&FƖfR&p$$DĔdR2f&R'7V'67&Fg&&&DƖfRFW&FBFR&fRFG&W72Bg&6R'FW"&v6F2$$DĔdR2V&Ɨ6VBV'FW&ǒ'&&DƖfRFW&FFRFfBGFV&&Vv'VFrV'&R7G&VWB6'&FvR4#"5TFVCB##2#ss3fCB##2#ss#V&&FƖfT&&FƖfR&rT&Vv7FW&VB6&GC##P&&DƖfRFW&F2v&GvFR'FW'6b66W'fF&v6F2v&rF&FV7BFRv&N( 2&&G2BFV"&FG2FR&GV7Fb$$DĔdR2vVW&W6ǐ7W'FVB'FRrWfVF2fVFF@$$DĔdR( "4UDT$U"#pWFPSE$TU2bĔdPV'BbFR&GFRf"&X&v\[f&W7@&