The 20th annual BirdTrends report, just published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), gives the latest information on the winners and losers in the British countryside…

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In my mind, any attempt to highlight the current plight of seabirds is a good thing. This book aims to do just that by exploring the beauty of seabirds and by combining knowledge revealed by traditional and modern science with extracts from mythology and poetry, in which seabirds have long captured the human imagination…

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An Acadian Flycatcher was found at Dungeness, Kent, on 22nd September 2015. The bird’s identification, based on plumage and structural characters, was subsequently supported by DNA analysis…

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The Kittiwake has been added to the list of birds considered to be facing the risk of global extinction. Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s, justifying its uplisting from Least Concern to Vulnerable…

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This is a low-budget book – in paperback, with a page size only just greater than A5 and a centrally bound eight-page section of colour photographs of habitats – but it is fantastic! The author and publisher have produced a high-quality successor to the county avifauna produced by John Barnes in 1997…

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This report documents the status of 100 species of rare or scarce birds that were recorded breeding, or showed signs of breeding, in the UK in 2015. The year was notable for the addition of a new breeding species for the UK: Iberian Chiffchaff…

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The State of the UK’s Birds 2017 (SUKB) – the one-stop shop for all the latest results from bird surveys and monitoring studies – this year highlights how many of the UK’s species are already being affected by climate change, responding to UK average summer temperatures having increased by nearly 1ºC since the 1980s.

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British Birds December 2017, summary of contents

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This is the most comprehensive reference list of the birds of the Falkland Islands published to date. It is the latest addition to the BOC Checklist Series (formerly the BOU Checklists) and describes the Falklands status, distribution and the current taxonomy of 259 species, comprising the 205 species confirmed on the archipelago plus 54 for which records are considered unconfirmed…

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This latest, and perhaps final, offering in the Best Birdwatching Sites series features the largest (and some might say best) county in England: Yorkshire. Within its extensive boundaries are some of the best-loved and well-known birding sites in Britain…

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