August, of course, marks the annual gathering of the birding clan at the British Birdwatching Fair (BBWF), at Rutland Water. This year's fair (the 14th), on August 16th­18th, is raising funds for BirdLife International's conservation efforts in the rapidly dwindling lowland rainforest of Sumatra, the setting for possibly the most acute bird conservation crisis on the planet. BirdLife revealed in


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