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Letters

01 May 2011
Comments Letters Cypriots have been catching birds for at least half a millennium (Locke 1904), and for over a century the epicentre of this trade has been known to lie in the southeast of the island. The Cypriots are now trying to control it, joined by the RAF at Akro...
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Notes

01 May 2011
Comments Notes European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus is separated from Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus by several key features (flight behaviour, structure, plumage) but field guides typically emphasise its white underwing-covert panels. These are form...
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News and comment

01 May 2011
Comments News and comment The rehabilitation of thousands of oiled penguins following the wreck of the MS Oliva on Nightin- gale Island in the Tristan group continues. It is feared that up to 10,000 Northern Rockhopper Penguins Eudyptes moseleyi - one of the most threatened pen...
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Recent reports

01 May 2011
Comments News and comment This summary of unchecked reports covers early March to early April 2011. Headlines The beginning of April saw an impressive arrival of spring overshoots, with a raft of sightings of Purple Herons and Black Storks, three Night Herons, a Red-footed Falc...
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Rarities Committee news

19 May 2011
Comments News and comment BBRC seeks new member BBRC is seeking to recruit someone to join the Committee to replace Lance Degnan, who retired in April 2010. Ideally, we are looking for an individual with knowledge of rare birds and birding in sou...
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Rarities Committee news

19 May 2011
Comments News and comment BBRC seeks new member BBRC is seeking to recruit someone to join the Committee to replace Lance Degnan, who retired in April 2010. Ideally, we are looking for an individual with knowledge of rare birds and birding in sou...
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Hen Harriers win the Lottery

09 May 2011
Comments News and comment What could be a last-ditch bid to save the Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus as a breeding species in England has won more than £300,000 backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A £317,700 grant has been given to the RSPB to fund Skydance...
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Skokholm bird observatory reborn

09 May 2011
Comments News and comment It was Britain's first bird observatory - but has lain dormant for 35 years. Now the oldest observatory could be reborn as the newest. Skokholm is an island lying off the Pembrokeshire coast made famous by the pioneering seabird studies of Ronald Lockley,...
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Kosi Bird Observatory update

09 May 2011
Comments News and comment Fundraisers for Nepal's first bird observatory are closing in on their £25,000 target to buy 10 ha of land north of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. Hem Sagar Baral, from Himalayan Nature, reports: 'We have already raised £17,000 and are now ...
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Top Birding Sites of Europe

01 May 2011
Comments Reviews By Dominic Couzens New Holland, 2011 Hbk, 192pp, CD with vocalisations of 60 species ISBN 978-1-84773-767-0 Subbuteo code M20836 £22.99 BB Bookshop price £20.50 Following on from his 2008 title Top 100 Birding Sites of the World, Dominic Couz...
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