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The Eskimo Curlew in Britain

01 February 2010
Comments Main paper Abstract This paper summarises the history and migrations of the Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis, a formerly abundant species now possibly extinct. A recent review of all British records by BOURC concluded that the previously accepted first British rec...
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Conservation research news

01 February 2010
Comments News and comment The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) has pro- vided important information on population trends of the breeding birds in the UK coun- tryside since 1994, using data from several thousand 1-km-square survey plots. Stuart Newson and his colleagues from the BTO hav...
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Letters

01 February 2010
Comments Letters The recent paper by Richard Broughton (Brit. Birds 102: 604-616) summarised a welcome analysis of the relative importance of the various criteria used to separate Willow Poecile montana and Marsh Tits P. palustris. We consider, however, that the con- clus...
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News and comment

01 February 2010
Comments News and comment As BB went to press, the UK was experiencing the most severe winter weather for 30 years. Reacting to the conditions, the RSPB took the lead with emergency feeding of threat- ened species, including Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris and Cirl Bunting Emb...
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Recent reports

01 February 2010
Comments News and comment This summary of unchecked reports covers early December 2009 to early January 2010. Headlines A Killdeer in Ireland was a fine Christmas present for the finders, and no fewer than four Gyr Falcons were also seasonal treats. More unexpected records includ...
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