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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…

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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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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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Iberian Chiffchaff has become an annual vagrant to Britain, but in some cases the identification of this subtle species remains extremely challenging.

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Minsmere, which celebrated its 70th anniversary as an RSPB reserve in 2017, has been an inspiration to naturalists and birdwatchers through its variety of habitats and species, its role in saving some of the UK’s most iconic breeding birds and the sense of space, peace, connection with nature that it provides…

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An adult or near-adult Slaty-backed Gull at Rainham landfill, Greater London, in January 2011, seen later at Wennington Marshes, Pitsea landfill and Hanningfield Reservoir, Essex, has been accepted as the first record for Britain…

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The subject of climate change is much discussed, and can polarise opinion like few other scientific issues…

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