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May itinerary: Teesside to Saltholme

This itinerary will take you to two distinct habitats, maximising your chances of finding key species during spring migration. A great day's birding!

Stay in one of a variety of luxury cottages across Suffolk.

Lackford Lakes to Minsmere and beyond

Suffolk is an excellent birding location, with some of Britain's best sites, including Lackford Lakes for wildfowl and breeding birds and Minsmere RSPB.

May itinerary: The Wye Valley

The Lower Wye Valley between Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow is an outstanding river landscape, and great for seeing spring migrants on a day's birding trip.


RE: Birding in the North

Hi there and welcome to the forum! There are some great sites to visit within two hours' drive of Hexham. Kielder Water and Forest Park has Osprey and a range of woodland

Birding in the North

Good day, I will be staying in Hexham, between Carlisle and Newcastle, for a week after Easter. Can anyone make some suggestions for some good birding spots in the north? I have rented a

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Show off your latest sightings in the 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.

North Cave wetlands 21st April Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 22 Apr 2014

St Aidan's 21st April Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 22 Apr 2014

North Cave wetlands 21st April Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 22 Apr 2014

Latest News

May's Birdwatch hits the shops today!

Posted: 24 Apr 2014
The May issue of Birdwatch goes on sale at newsstands today, and asks why have many of Britain's rarest breeding birds never quite managed to colonise.

British oil company illegally surveying Congo national park?

Posted: 23 Apr 2014
Conservation organization the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) has issued a call to UK oil company Soco International PLC to respond to allegations revealed tonight in a documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Fighting the bird massacre on Malta

Posted: 22 Apr 2014
Frustrated with the lack of progress made by conservation organisations, Chris Packham has flown to Malta to tackle illegal hunting head on.

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


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Scottish Birdfair 2014

Closing Date: 01 May 2014

Win two tickets to Scottish Birdfair 2014!

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