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Spanish wetland restored

23 March 2011
Comments News and comment Spain's conservation credentials have received a boost with the restoration of a major inland wetland, originally drained nearly 300 years ago. The Laguna del Cañizar near the village of Villarquemado in Teruel province was drained in 1730 to provide a...
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How now brown owl?

23 March 2011
Comments News and comment Tawny Owls Strix aluco turn brown to survive in warmer climates, according to researchers in Finland. Feather colour is hereditary, with grey plumage dominant over brown. But the study, published in the online journal Nature Communications...
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Robin Prytherch

14 March 2011
Comments Other This is a taster of a potential new feature in BB. The idea is to bring you an insight into the lives of key figures in modern-day ornithology, by posing a standard set of questions - some serious, some less so. We decided it to trial it on our w...
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