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This short paper seeks to clarify some of the problems of, and present a workable policy on, hybrids and intergrades.

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Dove Stone, in the Peak District, is a partnership project between the RSPB and United Utilities, with management focused on biodiversity and water quality. Surveys showed that breeding Dunlins Calidris alpina in peat restoration areas increased from 15 to 43 pairs between 2010 and 2015…

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This Rare Breeding Birds Panel report covers only non-native species recorded breeding in the UK during 2012–14. A total of 25 species was recorded breeding or potentially breeding…

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Hedgerows add interest and diversity to the British countryside, and their importance to birds and other wildlife is well established. In some landscapes, hedges offer the only places where some plant and animal species can persist…

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Ian Carter, one of the judges for British Birds, summed up the winning book – The Birds of Spurn by Andy Roadhouse – as ‘… a hugely impressive volume, combining a comprehensive and well-organised text with a superb assemblage of artwork and photographs…

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This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2014. It was a record year for three of the birds discussed here: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Bunting and ‘Siberian Chiffchaff’…

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DNA-based identification of birds has become routine and presents enormous possibilities for expanding our knowledge of identification, migration patterns and breeding ranges…

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To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, this article explores the iconic bird reserve that was its first land purchase, in 1926. Most birdwatchers in Britain have made the pilgrimage to Cley at some point…

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This report presents data on the non-passerine scarce migrants recorded in Britain in 2014…

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This paper charts the emerging history of vagrancy to Britain by the Cackling Goose…

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