During 1990–2015, the RSPB acquired around 8,750 ha of land on which to restore wetland habitat, mainly to benefit breeding waders of lowland wet grassland, Bitterns, and birds associated with intertidal habitats and saline lagoons…

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Indian Peafowl were brought to Britain by the Romans, and numbers at large in the countryside have fluctuated over time since then…

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The Outer Thames Estuary Special Protection Area was classified in 2010 in recognition of its importance for wintering Red-throated Divers…

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Stanford Reservoir is situated on the upper reaches of the ‘Warwickshire’ Avon and lies on the county boundary between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The reservoir was built in 1928 and is owned by Severn Trent Water…

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British Birds June 2019 – summary of contents

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Short-tailed Shearwater is an abundant species of the Pacific Ocean. We reviewed records for the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and suggest that a regular pattern of movement in these oceans is hitherto unrecognised…

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The UK Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos Islands in the West Indies is home to 58 native breeding species, including six range-restricted species and two endemic subspecies…

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This article presents the results of research conducted into the measures adopted by local authorities across the UK to regulate gulls nesting in urban areas…

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British Birds May 2019: summary of contents

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The Main Pit at Theale Gravel Pits might be familiar to regular users of the M4. It lies on the south side of the motorway between the Reading Service Area and junction 12 and is the largest waterbody in the lower Kennet Valley. Main Pit is home to 25–30 Nightingale territories…

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