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The British Birds Charitable Trust is again looking for applications from young people aged 16–21 for projects in 2018. Grants would be up to a maximum of £250 and in the first instance all that we need is an e-mail to…

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Greenland White-fronted Geese make a 6,000-km round trip each year to overwinter in Scotland but not every bird finds it a breeze, according to new research from Wildflowl & Wetlands Trust…

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The 20th annual BirdTrends report, just published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), gives the latest information on the winners and losers in the British countryside…

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The Kittiwake has been added to the list of birds considered to be facing the risk of global extinction. Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s, justifying its uplisting from Least Concern to Vulnerable…

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The State of the UK’s Birds 2017 (SUKB) – the one-stop shop for all the latest results from bird surveys and monitoring studies – this year highlights how many of the UK’s species are already being affected by climate change, responding to UK average summer temperatures having increased by nearly 1ºC since the 1980s.

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Global Puffin numbers have plummeted in recent years with scientists predicting that without help more than half of the population could disappear within the next generation…

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Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged Hen Harrier near Carlisle.

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Newly published research led by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) sheds light on the impact that climate change has had on common and widespread songbirds across the UK.

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Latest research by the BTO has found that, although several birds may benefit from a changing climate, particularly in the north, some species will be hit hard and among these are some of the most vulnerable British birds…

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Scientists have found that city Sparrowhawks in Scotland are more successful than their country cousins, in a first of its kind study on this species…

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