This report summarises the non-passerine scarce migrants recorded in Britain in 2015…

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The first formal IUCN assessment for birds in Great Britain was undertaken and is reported on here…

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Ian James Ferguson-Lees (1929–2017): ornithologist, conservationist, author and editor

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In recent weeks there have been further developments in the battle to save one of Europe’s most important sites for wildlife, the Białowieża Forest…

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British Birds September 2017, summary of contents

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We have lost almost half of our breeding Curlews during the last 20 years and a new scientific paper, published in the journal Bird Study, looks at the reasons why…

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One Sunday last July I strolled down to the hide at RSPB Otmoor, one of my local birding patches in Oxfordshire. Five years ago I might have entered an empty hide. Not anymore. The place was packed with bird photographers, happily chatting as they waited patiently for the shot…

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The Carl Zeiss Award is awarded for the best rarity submission of the year…

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Differences in the primary spacing between Iberian Chiffchaff and Common Chiffchaff are described, based on measurements from good-quality photographs of birds on the breeding grounds…

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The egg of the Common Guillemot is one of the most strikingly beautiful of all British breeding birds…

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