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The latest Wild Bird Populations in the UK report, just published, shows that there has been a slight upturn in the recent fortunes of some species…

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RSPB Scotland, the country’s largest wildlife conservation charity, has appointed a new director. Anne McCall will become the organisation’s first female leader when she takes up the post on 30th May…

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In a UK first, 26 Black-tailed Godwit chicks have been hatched by conservationists in the Fens this week. The rare chicks will be hand-reared until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild…

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The Summer Meeting of OSME will be held on Saturday 1 July at the BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk…

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As part of the Spurn Bird Observatory 2017 Migration Festival, the observatory, the Next Generation Birders (NGB) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are once again running a competition to find the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of The Year. The competition is named in honour of the late Martin Garner, one of Britain’s top birding experts, and a former Spurn Bird Observatory committee member…

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As House Martins begin to return from a winter in Africa, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are asking those people fortunate enough to have them nest under their eaves to get nosy and watch what they do throughout this spring and summer…

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More than one quarter of UK birds are in need of urgent conservation effort with Curlew, Puffin and Nightingale joining the growing list of threatened species – but there is good news for some…

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Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an academic at The University of Nottingham…

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Fair Acre Press is running an Arts Council England-funded project called DIVERSIFLY – it is all about people’s everyday encounters with the birds that we can see and hear in Britain’s towns and cities…

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Golden Eagles will become a more common sight across southern Scotland following a successful Heritage Lottery application bid. The South of Scotland Golden Eagle project has now confirmed funding of over £1.3…

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