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Summary of contents Rare breeding birds in the UK in 2009 The 36th report of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel presents details of the status of rare breeding birds in the UK in…

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Summary of contents The changing status of the Common Crane in the UK The Common Crane was a familiar part of the UK avifauna up to the sixteenth century, although there are…

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Summary of contents A history of the Institute for Avian Research – Helgoland Bird Observatory This is a translation of an article originally published in German in 2010, to help celebrate the…

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Summary of contents Field identification and ageing of Siberian Stonechats in spring and summer The Common Stonechat is a widespread breeding species in the Palearctic region. In this paper, Magnus Hellström and Mats…

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Summary of contents The historical status of the Great Bustard in Britain Mike Shrubb charts the early documentary evidence which provides good reason for believing that the Great Bustard did not colonise…

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Summary of contents Non-native breeding birds in the United Kingdom in 2006, 2007 and 2008 The ninth report by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) summarising breeding reports of non-native species in…

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Summary of contents Northern Gannets in the North Sea: foraging distribution and feeding techniques around the Bass Rock Field observations around the largest Northern Gannet colony in the North Sea, the Bass…

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Summary of contents Conservation Priority Species: northwest European Bewick’s Swans, a population in decline Whereas most European swan and goose population trends are currently stable or increasing, the northwest European Bewick’s Swan…

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Summary of contents Rare birds in Great Britain in 2009 The 52nd report of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) occupies the entire issue of BB this month. As always, the report…

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Summary of contents Rare breeding birds in the United Kingdom in 2008 The 35th report of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) presents details of the status of rare breeding birds in…

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