Hunting in Europe

01 June 2019
Comments Letters The recent article on bird hunting in Europe by Hirschfeld et al. (Brit. Birds 112: 153–166) was compelling reading. It was frankly shocking to see the lack of bag data from the UK, and also the lack of any commitment to provide any...
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Wetland restoration

01 June 2019
Comments Main paper Malcolm Ausden, Graham Hirons, Graham White and Leigh Lock Abstract During 1990–2015, the RSPB acquired around 8,750 ha of land on which to restore wetland habitat, mainly to benefit breeding waders of lowland we...
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News and comment

01 June 2019
Comments News and comment Compiled by Adrian Pitches Opinions expressed in this feature are not necessarily those of British Birds. Withdrawal of General Licence provokes backlash from shooters The capitulation by Natur...
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Recent Reports

01 May 2019
Comments Recent Reports Compiled by Barry Nightingale and Harry Hussey  This summary of unchecked reports covers early March to early April 2019.  Headlines It was a generally quiet period, ...
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Rarities Committee news

01 May 2019
Comments News and comment BBRC AGM 2019 The BBRC AGM was held in late March, at Spurn Bird Observatory. Among the many items discussed, the following will be of particular interest and relevance to birders.  BBRC statistics show that two current national ...
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Notes

01 May 2019
Comments Notes Migratory restlessness and other behaviour of two species of migrant crakes in the Maltese Islands   Because of their rather secretive habits, crakes are generally poorly studied, and there are few recent studies of their behaviour,...
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Martin Woodcock (1935–2019)

01 May 2019
Comments Obituaries African birds lose a faithful friend Martin Woodcock was a giant in the field of bird study and wildlife art. But there was a great deal more to this very English of gentlemen. He was a meticulous observer and note-taker, a keen botani...
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