23 November 2016CommentsNews and comment
Some bird species take it in turns to do the night shift of parental care, whilst others leave it to the female look after the nest after dark, says the largest study of its kind into understanding parental behaviour in shorebirds.
An international team ...
18 November 2016CommentsNews and comment
The Cirl Bunting – one of Britain’s most threatened farmland birds – has continued its trail-blazing comeback from the brink of extinction after the UK population reached more than 1,000 pairs, according to the latest national survey by the RSPB.
15 November 2016CommentsEditorials
Since 2000, product reviews published in BB have been confined almost entirely to books and related media – DVDs and such like. In the 1980s and 1990s, reviews of optical products appeared not infrequently and BB also published a numbe...
10 November 2016CommentsBOURC
By Andy Stoddart, on behalf of BBRC and BOURCAbstract This paper charts the emerging history of vagrancy to Britain by the Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii. It discusses the species’ complex taxonomic history, su...
10 November 2016CommentsNews and comment
Results from the fourth national Golden Eagle survey show that the population has increased to 508 pairs in Scotland. That is a rise of 15% since the previous survey in 2003, when 442 pairs were recorded, and indicates recovery of the population towards l...