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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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A revolutionary new series of lightweight, long-lasting and low-cost wildlife tracking devices has been developed to enable scientists monitor more wildlife…

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A collaborative project to find out more about the Stonechats at Dersingham Bog NNR, in Norfolk, has been running since 2012…

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Scientists and conservationists say they have identified a ‘new’ species of tern. The Royal Tern was previously thought to have two subspecies – but now scientists have used DNA analysis to show that they are two distinct species…

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A assessment published today in the journal Bird Conservation International has revealed that loss of habitat could lead to the extinction of a number of species of curlew and godwit, some of which are found in the UK…

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It’s been a year of mixed fortunes for Sparrowhawks in British gardens, with the highest recorded average counts in gardens last January, followed by the lowest-ever numbers for December, as reported by BTO Garden BirdWatch survey…

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Have you photographed a young Dunnock or Whinchat?

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Latest research, just published, shows a population of large gulls in Scotland failed to thrive as the fish catch landed by the local fishing fleet fell.

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Since disbanding its Taxonomic Subcommittee last year, the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) has made clear its intention to choose one of the global avian taxonomies to use going forward. Finally their decision has been made, and here is their announcement in full:

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Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why Starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds…

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