Unfortunately, birdwatching is becoming the victim of its own success. The advent of a telephone information service has meant that news of rarities no longer travels in slowly increasing concentric circles. Previously, news was disseminated in such a way that manageable numbers of birders visited a site at any one time. Nowadays, several hundred people can descend on an area within a couple


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