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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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A newly published study, funded by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), has shown the potential vulnerability of birds and bats around the world to collide with wind turbines…

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In recent weeks there have been further developments in the battle to save one of Europe’s most important sites for wildlife, the Białowieża Forest…

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We have lost almost half of our breeding Curlews during the last 20 years and a new scientific paper, published in the journal Bird Study, looks at the reasons why…

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The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of Capercaillies, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds…

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