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25 Black-tailed Godwits were released into their new home in the Cambridgeshire Fens yesterday by conservationists from RSPB and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) as part of ‘Project Godwit’…

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The Summer Meeting of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) will be held on Saturday 1st July at the BTO, in Thetford…

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RSPB Scotland has welcomed the announcement that an independent enquiry will be set up into gamebird shoot licensing. The announcement was made by the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP…

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For the first time ever a pair of Black-winged Stilts have chosen to breed on the reserve at WWT Welney…

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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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