Curlew Moon

Book reviews // 11.05.2018

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Mary Colwell wrote Curlew Moon to help raise awareness of the plight of the Eurasian Curlew. This is an iconic but rapidly declining species – one of the world’s eight curlews, most of them faring very badly in the modern world, with two species probably already extinct…

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On the evening of 21st May, there’s a London meeting of the British Ornithologist’s Club at which Bard Stokke, a world expert on Cuckoo parasitism, will be speaking…

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– The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island over 200 years ago – Scottish-based charity the…

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BBRC is seeking a new voting member in 2018…

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The term ‘jizz’ was introduced to ornithology by T. A. Coward in 1921. In this paper we explain the origin and spread of the word…

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The most common plumage abnormalities in birds involve some form of white feathering, ranging from birds with just a few white feathers to individuals that are completely white. The causes of aberrant white feathers are diverse…

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This paper highlights strong associations between intensive grouse-moor management, persecution of raptors and negative population impacts on both Goshawk and Peregrine in the Dark Peak; and provide further support for proposals that driven grouse-moor management should be regulated…

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British Birds May 2018: summary of contents

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The latest Breeding Bird Survey results show that Spotted Flycatchers and Willow Warblers are thriving north of the Scottish border, whilst struggling south of it. The latest report shows a 66% increase for Spotted Flycatcher during 2011–2016 and a 21% upturn for Willow Warbler in Scotland over the last 23 years. In England, both of these birds are in trouble…

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In ornithological company, the concept of climate change is usually discussed in terms of measurable impacts on bird populations and habitats, rarely on the way that it may affect the practice of birdwatching itself…

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