The recent BB paper on IUCN threat assessments was an interesting and thought-provoking read, although I struggled to see how the results would be especially useful for bird conservation, despite assertions to the contrary. We seem to be awash with ever more refined and complex assessments of the status and conservation priority of birds (and other species)…

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Having grown up on the Wirral peninsula and begun my birding career there I was excited to lay my hands on this new book…

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Following changes made to the roles of the directors and trustees in the management of British Birds, the trustees have decided to enhance the role of the BB Trust and its charitable activities. The Trust now welcomes donations to help fund its grants, or to fund specific projects…

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The Farne Islands represent one of Britain’s most accessible and awe-inspiring nature reserves with spectacular seabird colonies and large Grey Seal nurseries…

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A Red-footed Booby was found on the beach at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, on 4th September 2016. This is the first record of Red-footed Booby for Britain…

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A strikingly pale colour morph of the Mute Swan, commonly called the Polish swan, was first described over 170 years ago…

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British Birds January 2018: summary of contents

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Having previously seen the ‘Flight Lines’ art on display at the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) exhibition, I was excited to see the artwork again in this book, which I had assumed was going to be the exhibition ‘catalogue’. What I found, however, was a whole lot more…

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Greenland White-fronted Geese make a 6,000-km round trip each year to overwinter in Scotland but not every bird finds it a breeze, according to new research from Wildflowl & Wetlands Trust…

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It’s not too difficult to guess how this is going to go, given the title and the author. This book is not complicated to review: it is a medium-format book where artist Lars Jonsson shares his thoughts as he describes, in paint and words, 60 species of bird found around his Swedish home in winter…

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