Articles
Here you will find a wide range of birding related articles from various organisations, conservation bodies as well as individual accounts of rare bird finds and other interesting articles.
 
 
 
 
Nighthawks' migration route tracked in search of clues to species' steep decline   (Research)
Scientists are tacking the enigmatic nighthawk which travels 20,000kms each year in its annual migration from north America to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil/ More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Oct 2018)
 
 
Vital Argentinian marshlands under threat from dredging and clearing   (Research)
Valenzuela marsh, which we've identified as in Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA) is being threatened by dredging and forest clearance. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Oct 2018)
 
 
Scientists develop new way to track Swift Parrots   (Research)
Researchers could be a step closer to saving the critically endangered Swift Parrot, after showing it's possible to predict where the parrots will settle to breed. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Oct 2018)
 
 
Lanzarote Pelagics and the Cadiz to Lanzarote Ferry. September 2018   (Personal Account)
Bob Flood describes being onboard two fantastic Lanzarote Pelagics trips plus seabirding from the Cadiz to Lanzarote ferry. More here >
Written by: Bob Flood (28 Sep 2018)
 
 
Improving "Silvopastures" for Bird Conservation   (Research)
New research shows that birds in silvopasture forage less efficiently than those in forest fragments but offers suggestions for how this habitat could be improved. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (26 Sep 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up 19 - 25 Sept   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (26 Sep 2018)
 
 
Shot Red Kite 'like balloon bursting'   (Wildlife crime)
A Red Kite seen falling from the sky accompanied by the sound of gunshots is the latest in a series of concerning incidents involving birds of prey in the Peak District National Park. More here >
Written by: RSPB (21 Sep 2018)
 
 
Second rare Hen Harrier goes missing in Wales   (Wildlife crime)
It is the suspicious disappearance of a second satellite-tagged Hen Harrier near Wrexham within a six month period. More here >
Written by: RSPB (21 Sep 2018)
 
 
Newly identified African bird species already in trouble   (Conservation News)
The newly discovered Mountain Sooty Boubous may already be endangered due to pressure from agricultural development. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (21 Sep 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up 12 - 18 Sept   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (19 Sep 2018)
 
 
Charity Raffle: Win an original Dusky Thrush watercolour   (Competition)
We are giving you the chance to win a stunning framed original watercolour by illustrator Ray Scally. Tickets are just £1 each and proceeds are donated to Spurn Bird Observatory. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (19 Sep 2018)
 
 
Brian Field 1962 - 2018   (Personal Account)
Peter Aley remembers his friend and well known birder Brian Field who died recently. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (19 Sep 2018)
 
 
Finders-in-the-field: Barolo Shearwater, South Uist   (Finders account)
John Kemp describes finding what would be, if accepted, Scotland's fifth ever Barolo Shearwater off South Uist. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (19 Sep 2018)
 
 
Three young Hen Harriers have disappear in suspicious circumstances   (Conservation News)
All of the birds had been fitted with satellite tags as part of the RSPB's EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE project. More here >
Written by: RSPB (19 Sep 2018)
 
 
Britain's Bitterns reach record high   (Conservation News)
The Bittern - which was on the brink of extinction in Britain 20 years ago - has enjoyed its best year since records began. More here >
Written by: RSPB (19 Sep 2018)
 
 
Head-turning violence helps tiny songbirds kill big prey   (Research)
New research says that shrikes use powerful beak-and-jaw motions to shake their victims vigorously, which cause injuries akin to whiplash. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (17 Sep 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up 5 - 11 Sept   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (12 Sep 2018)
 
 
Mike Clarke stepping down as RSPB Chief Executive   (Conservation News)
Mike Clarke, CEO of the RSPB, has announced his intention to step down during 2019, bringing to a close a 30-year career with the UK's largest nature conservation charity. More here >
Written by: RSPB (12 Sep 2018)
 
 
Lossie locals help Little Terns to fledge for first time in 3 years   (Conservation News)
Little Terns have successfully raised chicks on the beach at Lossiemouth for the first time since 2015 thanks to the efforts of a small group of locals. More here >
Written by: RSPB (12 Sep 2018)
 
 
Spix's Macaw heads list of first bird extinctions confirmed this decade   (Conservation News)
The findings of a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species reveals a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (12 Sep 2018)
 
 
Algarve fires menace Bonelli's Eagle   (Conservation News)
As fire rages across the Algarve, BirdLife's Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region's important Bonelli's Eagle population. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (12 Sep 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up 29 Aug - 4 Sept   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (05 Sep 2018)
 
 
Early signs of bumper breeding season for Bewick's Swans   (Conservation News)
WWT experts made the exciting discovery during their annual 2000-mile trip to the Arctic to ring the critically endangered birds. More here >
Written by: WWT (05 Sep 2018)
 
 
Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 winners announced   (Press report)
Having completed its third year, Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of this prestigious global competition. More here >
Written by: BTO (05 Sep 2018)
 
 
Godwits beat the odds with a bumper year   (Conservation News)
Despite spring flooding and a summer heatwave this years' flock of Black-tailed Godwits, has had a bumper year thanks to a dedicated team of conservationists. More here >
Written by: RSPB (05 Sep 2018)
 
 
The Comeback Crane   (Conservation News)
A total of three young cranes have been raised at a nature reserve in Gloucestershire marking the most successful so year of an ambitious re-introduction project. More here >
Written by: WWT (05 Sep 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up 15 - 21 Aug   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (22 Aug 2018)
 
 
RBA at Birdfair 2018   (Event)
Birdfair celebrates it's 30th Birthday this week and we will be there for the 27th consecutive time. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
The Black-tailed Godwit rebounds in Sweden   (12 Birds of Christmas)
After ten years of conservation efforts, one of Sweden's rarest breeding bird species, the Black-tailed Godwit, is making a stunning recovery. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
Tawny Owl Point Survey - can you help?   (Research)
BTO are looking for volunteers to help with the Tawny Owl Point Survey, in a bid to get a better understanding of distribution and population since surveys in 1989 and 2005. More here >
Written by: BTO (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
Spain's mission to save the White-headed Duck   (Conservation News)
The spectacular recovery of the White-headed Duck in Spain is an inspiring example of what can be achieved by a well-coordinated Species Action Plan. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
Tropical birds benefit from more forest by rivers in oil palm areas   (Research)
Protected riverbank habitats within areas of oil palm cultivation can play a key role in reducing the negative impacts on tropical bird numbers but need to be increased in size, new research from the University of Kent has shown. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors   (Conservation News)
Mountain Hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one per cent of their initial levels, according to a newly published long-term scientific study. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up 8 - 14 Aug   (Weekly Roundup)
Andy Stoddart brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Wester Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Andy Stoddart (15 Aug 2018)
 
 
Breeding Roseate Terns return to Wales   (Conservation News)
RSPB Cymru have announced that two Roseate Tern chicks were born at The Skerries this summer - with one chick having successfully flown the nest for the first time since 2006. More here >
Written by: RSPB (09 Aug 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 1 - 7 Aug   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn is back in the roundup writing hot seat and brings you his comprehensive take on the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the WP. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
Belarus' ancient bogs devastated by new road   (Conservation News)
Road construction through Belarus' Almany Mires is devastating ancient bogs in one of the country’s Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas. With globally threatened species like the Greater Spotted Eagle in jeopardy. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
Record number of Hen Harrier chicks tagged this year   (Conservation News)
An unprecedented number of Hen Harrier chicks have been fitted with satellite tags this year by the RSPB as part of its EU funded Hen Harrier LIFE project. More here >
Written by: RSPB (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
Corncrake project gets vital Lottery funding boost   (Research)
Plans for a project aimed at saving one of Scotland's rarest birds have taken a positive step forward thanks to large award from The National Lottery. More here >
Written by: RSPB (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
Small birds fly at high altitudes on autumn migration to Africa   (Research)
A new study shows that small birds migrating from Scandinavia to Africa in the autumn occasionally fly as high as 4,000 metres above sea level More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
Male birds sing less to females on antidepressants   (Research)
Scientists have uncovered wht they believe to be the first evidence that low concentrations of an antidepressant disrupting the courtship of songbirds. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
Cuckoos change their egg sizes according to their host   (Research)
A new study has shown, for the first time, that cuckoos vary the size of their eggs to match those of their hosts, providing evidence of evolutionary adaptation More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (08 Aug 2018)
 
 
No Room at the Inn: iconic urban Kittiwakes being killed on Newcastle's hotels   (Wildlife crime)
So far, over 20 birds, both adults and juveniles, have been killed in the nets, and several others became trapped but were freed. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 25 -31 Jul 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Andy Stoddart brings you a comprehensive roundup and analysis of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the WP. Rare seabirds stole the show this week with a potential first for Britain off Cornwall. More here >
Written by: Andy Stoddart (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
Scottish Ministers grant a 'stay of execution' to Coul Links wildlife   (Conservation News)
Scottish Ministers have decided that they need more time to consider the controversial proposals for a golf course at Coul Links, near Embo, East Sutherland. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
Could social media be causing a surge in illegal parrot trading?   (Conservation News)
Many blame the inception of social media, which is now used extensively as an easy way to advertise the animals on the black market. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
13 Hen Harrier chicks fledge in Bowland   (Conservation News)
This is the first time that Hen Harriers have nested successfully in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 2015 when a single chick fledged. More here >
Written by: RSPB (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
Changes to UK farming unlikely to have affected Bewick's Swans   (Conservation News)
Changes to UK farming practices probably didn't cause a crash in the number of Bewick's Swans, according to to new research by WWT. More here >
Written by: WWT (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
Argentina is about to get its largest National Park   (Conservation News)
This year's British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
World's biggest King Penguin colony shrinks 90 percent   (Conservation News)
Recent satellite images and photos taken from helicopters show the King Penguin population on Ile aux Cochon has collapsed, with barely 200,000 remaining. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (01 Aug 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 18 - 24 Jul 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (25 Jul 2018)
 
 
Book Review: Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds: Passerines   (Book review)
Andy Stoddart reviews this unique and spectacular handbook - the most complete and comprehensive photographic guide to the passerines of the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Andy Stoddart (25 Jul 2018)
 
 
Should Scientists share data of threatened species?   (Research)
Scientists publishing locations of rare species have been blamed for helping poachers drive them to extinction but many believe that data publishing is important to help many species. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (25 Jul 2018)
 
 
Finders-in-the-field: Audouin's Gull, Sheffield   (Finders account)
Andy Deighton describes finding Britain's eight ever Audouin's Gull in the most unlikely of locations, central Sheffield. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (25 Jul 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 11 - 17 Jul 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you a comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic, headlined by Audouin's Gull and Greater Sand Plover, both in Yorkshire. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (19 Jul 2018)
 
 
Cranes here to stay   (Conservation News)
Common Cranes are here to stay and we could have as many as 275 breeding pairs within 50 years, according to the latest population model. More here >
Written by: WWT (19 Jul 2018)
 
 
Tracking twites for new insights   (Conservation News)
Over the next few weeks experts will learn a lot more about the life of Twites as they use technology to take a closer look at England's most southerly population. More here >
Written by: RSPB (19 Jul 2018)
 
 
Devon farmers working to save rare butterfly   (Conservation News)
One of the UK's rarest butterflies is set to benefit from a new project on the Devon and Somerset border that will see farmers working together to help local wildlife, More here >
Written by: Butterfly Conservation (19 Jul 2018)
 
 
If you build it, the birds will come - if it meets their criteria   (Research)
A study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents a case study on how bird surveys can better inform conservation and vegetation restoration efforts. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (19 Jul 2018)
 
 
LED lights reduce seabird death toll from fishing by 85 percent   (Research)
Illuminating fishing nets with low-cost lights could reduce the terrible impact they have on seabirds and marine-dwellers by more than 85 per cent, new research has shown. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (19 Jul 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 4 - 10 Jul 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you a comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic, including a Sooty Tern in Northumberland. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Book review: Birds of Prey of the West and Birds of Prey of the east   (Book review)
Andy Stoddart reviews the most comprehensive and authoritative field guides to North American birds of prey ever published. More here >
Written by: Andy Stoddart (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cape Verde's most threatened bird   (Research)
After years of preparation, the Critically Endangered Raso Lark now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Win for wildlife as krill fishing restricted in Antarctica   (Research)
Five major krill fishing firms have agreed to halt operations across huge swathes of the Antarctic to help protect wildlife. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Citizen scientists show crows bully ravens   (Research)
American Crows and Northwestern Crows almost exclusively (97% of the time) instigate any aggressive interactions with Common Ravens no matter where in North America. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Birds have time-honoured traditions, too   (Research)
By faithfully copying the most popular songs, swamp sparrows create time-honored song traditions that can be just as long-lasting as human traditions. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Crows 'reverse engineer' tools from memory   (Research)
A provocative study suggests that the notoriously clever Caledonian Crows pass on successful designs to future generations, a hallmark of culture. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (13 Jul 2018)
 
 
Birds eat 400 to 500 million tons of insects annually   (Research)
The global population of insectivorous birds annually consumes as much energy as a megacity the size of New York. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (10 Jul 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 27 Jun - 03 Jul 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you a comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic, including Pacific Golden Plover and Squacco Heron. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Hen Harriers breeding again in the Peak District   (Conservation News)
Hen Harrier has bred on the National Trust's High Peak Moors, in the Peak District National Park, for the first time in four years. More here >
Written by: National Trust (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Garden seed diet for threatened Turtle Doves has negative impact   (Research)
Research has found that young Turtle Doves raised on a diet of seeds foraged from arable plants rather than food provided in people's gardens are more likely to survive after fledging. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Camargue flamingos disturbed during filming   (Press report)
A French director said on Monday he would abandon filming at a Mediterranean wetland after a pilot sparked panic among a huge flock of flamingos. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
The power of purple - male birds use gaudy colours to warn and defeat rivals   (Research)
Male Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens use their purple crowns to show off about their social status and strength, according to a new study. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
No escape - Unsustainable European fishing practices harm seabirds   (Conservation News)
European fishing activities take place outside European waters, including in West and Northern Africa, where the pressure put on marine life and ecosystems is just as alarming and devastating. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Griffon Vultures caught feeding at night for first time   (Press report)
Scientists made an interesting discovery whilst studying camera trap footage, they found Griffon Vultures feeding at night. More here >
Written by: VCF (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Don't bank on it! Sweden gets credit it may not deserve   (Conservation News)
The Swedish government proposed four new marine protected areas in the Baltic Sea, but this soon turned into a complicated, ugly tale. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Bird flu hot spot: Scientists track virus in huge migration   (Research)
The Delaware Bay is one of the world's hot spots for bird flu - a bonanza for scientists seeking clues about how influenza evolves so they just might better protect people. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Further poisoning of raptors in the Grands Causses of France   (Conservation News)
Results show captive-bred Bearded Vulture, Durzon, died from poisoning in Grands Causses, along with other raptors. More here >
Written by: VCF (04 Jul 2018)
 
 
Save Salina: hotel complex threatens waterbird paradise   (Conservation News)
Ulcinj Salina is a traditional salt pan whose shallow waters feed and support more than 250 bird species. However, recent proposals to build a large-scale tourism resort threaten to obliterate it. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (27 Jun 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 20 - 26 Jun 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Andy Stoddart brings you his comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic, again headlined by the American Royal Tern. More here >
Written by: Andy Stoddart (27 Jun 2018)
 
 
Blaze destroys important wildlife area at St Bees Head   (Press report)
Firefighters were recently called out to tackle a large blaze on the South Head at St Bees, which has damaged an important area for nesting birds and wildlife. More here >
Written by: RSPB (26 Jun 2018)
 
 
Bearded Vultures released in Switzerland   (Press report)
The Vulture Conservation Foundation's 2018 Bearded Vulture release season culminated in the release of two young Bearded Vultures in the Swiss Federal Wildlife Refuge Huetstock near Melchsee-Frutt. More here >
Written by: VCF (26 Jun 2018)
 
 
Threatened Nightingale site confirmed as Britain's best in new national survey   (Conservation News)
The latest figures from the BTO, just published in a scientific paper using state-of-the art methods for assessing the size of national bird populations, make for interesting reading. More here >
Written by: BTO (26 Jun 2018)
 
 
Book review: The Ascent of Birds   (Book review)
Andy Stoddart reviews The Ascent of Birds which distils vast amounts of literature on the subject of avian evolution in a highly engaging and accessible way. More here >
Written by: Andy Stoddart (26 Jun 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 13 - 19 Jun 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Chris Batty brings you his comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Chris Batty (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
Painted Lady's roundtrip migratory flight is the longest recorded in butterflies   (Research)
They travel 12,000km and cross the Sahara Desert twice to seasonally exploit resources and favourable climates on both sides of the desert. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
Scientists stunned by decline of birds during epic Southern African roadtrip   (Conservation News)
A two year project to repeat a famous bird survey by driving over 20, 000km in a 4x4 across Botswana has confirmed researchers' fears. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
Hand-reared godwits survive odds to fly the nest   (Conservation News)
21 Black-tailed Godwits were released in the Cambridgeshire Fens after being hand-reared by conservationists at WWT Welney. More here >
Written by: WWT (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
Looking for the blues in Scotland   (Conservation News)
Wildlife lovers across Scotland's towns and cities are being asked to look out for the country's only widespread blue butterfly this summer, amidst fears it could be struggling. More here >
Written by: Butterfly Conservation (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatrosses   (Research)
Changes in sea surface temperature affect the survival of albatross during their first year at sea. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
Initial results of Orkney trapping trial revealed   (Conservation News)
The main finding was that the density of stoats appears to be high compared to other islands around the world where stoat densities have been estimated during eradications. More here >
Written by: RSPB (20 Jun 2018)
 
 
First White-tailed Eagle chick in Orkney for over 140 years   (Conservation News)
One chick has been seen, however RSPB staff believe from watching the parents' behaviour that there may be two. More here >
Written by: RSPB (14 Jun 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 6 - 12 Jun 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Chris Batty brings you his comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Chris Batty (13 Jun 2018)
 
 
Great Yarmouth Air Show poses threat to Litte Terns   (Conservation News)
Fears that rare Little Terns breeding on the east Norfolk coast might abandon nests if disturbed by Great Yarmouth Air Show remain three weeks before event. More here >
Written by: RSPB (06 Jun 2018)
 
 
Bird paradise Christmas Island saved from mining devastation   (Conservation News)
The Australian Government has decided to reject an application for phosphate mining on Christmas Island, a crucial wildlife haven in the Indian Ocean. More here >
Written by: BirdLife (06 Jun 2018)
 
 
Bitterns breeding at RSPB Leighton Moss after 10-year absence   (Conservation News)
Bitterns are breeding at RSPB Leighton Moss for the first time in a decade, following the introduction of new methods of managing the nature reserve four years ago. More here >
Written by: RSPB (06 Jun 2018)
 
 
'Justice for Ravens' appeal raises £10k in 12 hours   (Conservation News)
A crowdfunding campaign to fund a judicial review of SNH's decision to grant a license for a Raven cull in Perthshire, secured it's initial funding target within just 12 hours of being launched. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (06 Jun 2018)
 
 
Weekly birding round-up: 30 May - 5 Jun 2018   (Weekly Roundup)
Jon Dunn brings you his comprehensive roundup of the week's best birds from around Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic. More here >
Written by: Jon Dunn (06 Jun 2018)
 
 
Book of The Week: No More Plastic   (Book Of The Week)
Martin Dorey, founder of #2minutebeachclean, is the expert when it comes to understanding the impact plastics have on our planet. No. More. Plastic. shows you what you can do with just 2 minutes of your time. More here >
Written by: Rare Bird Alert (05 Jun 2018)
 
 
Major blow to Coul Links golf development   (Conservation News)
Ahead of a final decision on Tuesday planning officers recommends that the development is refused as it would cause "significant and permanent loss of sand dune habitat". More here >
Written by: RSPB (01 Jun 2018)
 
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