The migrations of Common Sandpipers are described by combining ringing data with findings from a geolocator study in Highland Scotland…

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This report summarises the non-passerine scarce migrant birds recorded in Britain in 2017. Several wetland and seabird species appeared in record, or near-record numbers, though the factors influencing each species appear to differ…

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Results from a long-term study show that, after a successful first brood, it is clearly not unusual for Grasshopper Warblers in Cumbria to be double-brooded…

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British Birds August 2019: summary of contents

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The author has produced two Birdwatching guides for eastern Germany; this guide for the northeast was published in 2015, and now it has been extended and updated…

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It seems odd to be recommending a paperback containing a complicated detective story in the pages of BB – but I do so without hesitation. Read it yourselves, enjoy it and learn from it!

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Gulls 

Book reviews // 10.07.2019

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As might be expected, this book is a brick of information about the resident gulls of Britain and Ireland. It starts with an ‘Overview of Gulls’ covering such topics as taxonomy and various aspects of their life-history strategies. This overview is pretty comprehensive, and with larger type and more photos could easily have been published stand-alone…

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At 1,004 pages, this book is a monster! It is effectively a comprehensive textbook of ornithology…

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Some 43 million young Pheasants are released into the UK countryside each year to fuel the pastime of Pheasant shooting. What are the impacts of these huge numbers of non-native birds on the ecology of the countryside, other economic activities and our own lives? 

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A long-term study of Red-billed Choughs on the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay, in Argyll, showed an increase in population from the mid 1980s to 2005. Since then, a significant decline is evident…

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