Using calls to identify crossbills is less subjective than trying to discern small differences in bill size, and the results of this study may help observers who record crossbill calls.

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Members of the seabird family Procellariidae (albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters) typically produce a single-egg clutch. Two-egg clutches have been recorded occasionally…

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On the afternoon of 14th October 2018, a swift with a white rump was found at Hornsea Mere…

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British Birds March 2020, summary of contents

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This is the fourth report by the Avian Population Estimates Panel, following those in 1997, 2006 and 2013, presenting population estimates of birds in Great Britain and the United Kingdom…

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There is good evidence that the breeding Water Rail population in the UK is higher than reported. Estimates from county recorders during 2016 and 2017 were used to derive an updated national total, of between 2,500 and 3,900 breeding pairs or territories…

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Birds are poisoned by lead from ammunition, for example when waterbirds and terrestrial gamebirds ingest gunshot mistakenly for grit or food, or when scavenging and predatory birds ingest fragments of lead from gunshot or bullets in the flesh of their prey…

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If you’re planning a trip to North America and you’re into gulls, you’ll find this a really accessible book that will help you to make the most of your experience out there. If you have a passion for gulls in Britain, then I also thoroughly recommend this book. The combination of simple approach, brilliant photos and the readable style encourages all birders to dip their toes into the wonderful world of gulls!

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Birders often choose where to live based, in part, on the opportunities for watching wildlife. The proximity of high-quality wildlife sites might be your greatest priority. Or perhaps the potential of a wildlife garden would be the most important factor. Simon Barnes manages to have it both ways…

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This is the latest offering in the Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides Collection and covers all of the West Indies except Trinidad & Tobago and the Netherlands Antilles…

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