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A White-tailed Eagle chick has successfully hatched in Orkney for the first time in over 140 years, RSPB Scotland has announced. One chick has been seen, but local RSPB Scotland staff believe that there may be two…

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As this year’s annual Corn Crake survey gets underway RSPB Scotland is concerned that the future of the species is far from assured. 2017’s survey revealed a drop in numbers with only 866 calling males recorded in Scotland…

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The extent and cost of wildlife being poisoned by spent lead ammunition is higher than previously thought, according to figures in a new report by an expert advisory panel…

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On the evening of 21st May, there’s a London meeting of the British Ornithologist’s Club at which Bard Stokke, a world expert on Cuckoo parasitism, will be speaking…

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– The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island over 200 years ago – Scottish-based charity the…

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BBRC is seeking a new voting member in 2018…

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The latest Breeding Bird Survey results show that Spotted Flycatchers and Willow Warblers are thriving north of the Scottish border, whilst struggling south of it. The latest report shows a 66% increase for Spotted Flycatcher during 2011–2016 and a 21% upturn for Willow Warbler in Scotland over the last 23 years. In England, both of these birds are in trouble…

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The Iberian Lynx – the rarest species of cat in the world – is now also one of European conservation’s greatest success stories, with numbers in the wild up more than five-fold in just 15 years…

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This year marks the 90th anniversary for BTO’s longest running survey, which has been carried out annually since 1928, and represents, as far as anyone is aware, the longest running dataset for any breeding bird in the world…

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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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