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You'll find rare bird news and sightings, binocular and telescope reviews, birdwatching books and competitions, as well as features on identification, improving your birding and conservation. Register to create your own birding blog or upload your bird photos and videos.

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Downloadable Birdwatch magazine index v5.09 - Excel 2007

A fully downloadable and searchable Excel index of Birdwatch articles, photos, features and stories from 2001 up to the September 2015 issue. This version requires Excel 2007 and offers the best functionality.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v5.09 PDF - articles

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch articles, features and stories from 2001 up to the September 2015 issue.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v5.09 PDF - photos and illustrations

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch photographs and illustrations from 2001 up to the September 2015 issue.


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Show off your latest sightings in the Birdwatch.co.uk photo gallery, simply register for a free account and you can start uploading your photos straight away. Here are a few of the latest gallery additions.

Black winged stilt

Posted by patricia on 19 Sep 2015

Little egret and cattle egret

Posted by patricia on 19 Sep 2015

Sunk Island 13th September Sony A200 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 14 Sep 2015

Latest News

RSPB conscripts teachers for 'green army'

Posted: 04 Oct 2015
The RSPB and Natural England have called for teachers in Somerset to join the RSPB's Green Army, and help local schools reconnect pupils with nature.

Belgium uses internet to get rid of invasive alien species

Posted: 03 Oct 2015
BirdLife in Belgium is using an online early warning system to report sightings of the spread of damaging introduced species.

EU's new strategy for African wildlife

Posted: 02 Oct 2015
The EU is developing an all-round strategy to protect African wildlife after 16 per cent of the continent's birds were found to be endangered.

BirdGuides BirdMap

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Want to know what’s about? This map shows today's rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland; the larger the square, the rarer the species. First reports are shown in grey.

Click here or on the map to see a larger version showing today's sightings. For details of species and county, move your mouse over any square and check the pop-up 'tool-tip' (and/or, depending on the browser, the status bar at the bottom of your browser window). On the BirdGuides websiteBird News Extra subscribers can also see the site name, and can access further details by clicking on any square; they can also view BirdMaps from previous days.

For more information on BirdGuides bird news services, see www.birdguides.com/services.


With Birdwatch.co.uk you can easily enter competitions featured in Birdwatch magazine. Just click here to check out the latest prizes and enter online.

Digiscoping set-up!

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2015

Win a digiscoping set-up from Opticron worth more than £1,100!

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