Many of the world’s most important locations for bird species diversity and abundance are included within a network of over 12,000 key conservation areas, defined by Birdlife International as being Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas…

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The latest Wild Bird Populations in the UK report, just published, shows that there has been a slight upturn in the recent fortunes of some species…

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Andy Roadhouse, well-known birder and Spurn stalwart, passed away on April 29th in Rotherham after a long battle with cancer…

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RSPB Scotland, the country’s largest wildlife conservation charity, has appointed a new director. Anne McCall will become the organisation’s first female leader when she takes up the post on 30th May…

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In a UK first, 26 Black-tailed Godwit chicks have been hatched by conservationists in the Fens this week. The rare chicks will be hand-reared until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild…

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The Summer Meeting of OSME will be held on Saturday 1 July at the BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk…

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As part of the Spurn Bird Observatory 2017 Migration Festival, the observatory, the Next Generation Birders (NGB) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are once again running a competition to find the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of The Year. The competition is named in honour of the late Martin Garner, one of Britain’s top birding experts, and a former Spurn Bird Observatory committee member…

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Records of Phylloscopus warblers singing a mixture of Willow Warbler and Common Chiffchaff songs are not uncommon. Of 11 mixed singers found recently in the Cambridge area, all appeared to be Willow Warblers…

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Skomer Island, off the Pembrokeshire coast, has some of the finest seabird colonies in Britain, including the largest colony of Manx Shearwaters in the world, although most visitors come to see Puffins at what is the best site for this species in southern Britain…

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The Sandwich Tern is a familiar seabird yet little is known about its foraging ecology. This paper brings together the results from four years of boat-based visual tracking of Sandwich Terns from the UK’s largest breeding colonies, at Blakeney Point and Scolt Head…

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