British Birds October 2017

Published on 02 October 2017 in Latest issues

The October 2017 issue of British Birds is now out.

BB eye The impact of agri-environment schemes on farmland birds Ian Newton

Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2016

This is the 59th annual report of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC). Remarkably, Chas Holt’s first report as Secretary includes seven new species for Britain, together with a new first record of a previously accepted species and two new subspecies. Perhaps the highlight of 2016 was the extraordinary arrival of no fewer than 13 Siberian Accentors, one of those species new to Britain; the other additions to the British List are Red-footed Booby, Western Swamphen, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, ‘Caspian Reed Warbler’, ‘Spanish Wagtail’ and Chestnut Bunting.

Letters

Book reviews

News & comment

My patch Druridge Bay Jonathan Farooqi

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