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Records of breeding Elegant Terns Thalasseus elegans at L’Albufera de Valencia, in eastern Spain, from 2006 onwards, are described…

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This paper sets out the history of the British and European records of Elegant Tern and documents the long process of uncovering their true identity and the admission of this species to the British List…

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A series of records of rare birds from the Brighton area involved specimens that passed through the hands of Swaysland & Son taxidermists during the period 1854–84. Contemporary doubts over these records, which included several British ‘first records’, prompted reappraisal by BOURC…

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This article explores the history, creation, management and wildlife of RSPB Old Moor and the other sites that make up the Dearne Valley reserves in Yorkshire…

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A female Green-winged Teal, paired with a drake, was seen and photographed in Shetland in May 2018…

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Over the last 25 years more than 70 Bearded Vultures have been seen across northwest Europe, many far from their mountain breeding ranges in the Alps and the Pyrenees…

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Shearwaters are among the greatest travellers on earth, living their elusive lives mostly far out at sea, but constrained to breed in dense colonies on islands away from land-based predators…

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The British Antarctic Territory is a UK Overseas Territory that includes the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea, extending from 60ºS to the South Pole. It has 19 species of regularly breeding birds, among them Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie Penguins…

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Since the 1990s the status of the Pallid Harrier in western Europe has changed beyond all recognition. Once an extremely rare vagrant, it now appears increasingly regularly…

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This is the 43rd report published by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP), and includes details of 86 rare or scarce native taxa that bred, or showed signs of breeding, in the UK in 2016…

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