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This report documents the status of rare or scarce native birds that were recorded breeding, or showed signs of breeding, in the UK in 2017. It was a particularly memorable year for rare breeding birds…

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This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2017…

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Ascension Island is a UK Overseas Territory in the tropical South Atlantic that supports regionally and globally important nesting populations of 11 seabird species…

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Rockabill, in Co. Dublin, supports the most important colony of Roseate Terns in Europe. This paper describes the first boat-based visual tracking of Roseate Terns from Rockabill and relates this to observations of chick provisioning at the colony…

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In this paper we summarise the current knowledge of stonechat taxonomy, and the identification and British status of the three ‘Eastern Stonechat’ taxa that are known to have occurred here…

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Tracking suggests that the Omani population of Egyptian Vultures must greatly exceed the published estimate of 100 pairs…

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The migrations of Common Sandpipers are described by combining ringing data with findings from a geolocator study in Highland Scotland…

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This report summarises the non-passerine scarce migrant birds recorded in Britain in 2017. Several wetland and seabird species appeared in record, or near-record numbers, though the factors influencing each species appear to differ…

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Results from a long-term study show that, after a successful first brood, it is clearly not unusual for Grasshopper Warblers in Cumbria to be double-brooded…

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Some 43 million young Pheasants are released into the UK countryside each year to fuel the pastime of Pheasant shooting. What are the impacts of these huge numbers of non-native birds on the ecology of the countryside, other economic activities and our own lives? 

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