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Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v5.12 PDF - photos and illustrations

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

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v5.12 PDF - articles

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

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine index v5.12 - Excel 2007

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

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Messi hit back 3 goals to play the Champions League

Before 28-year-old C-Lo body, the Portuguese has been chasing Messi, by the hat-trick yesterday morning in Istanbul, C Luo temporarily Champions League goals Total gap between himself and Macy

Bird identification

One of the members of the Friends of Cannon Hill Common writes an annual bird report of what he has seen on the Common. This year he is claiming to have seen a hen harrier over a period of weeks. I

rss feed for birdwatch albums Photos & Videos

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.

Long Water, Kensington Gardens, London, 4 February 2016.

Posted by Richard on 06 Feb 2016

Long Water, Kensington Gardens, London, 4 February 2016

Posted by Richard on 06 Feb 2016

Long Water, Kensington Gardens, London 4 February 2016

Posted by Richard on 06 Feb 2016

Latest News


EU fails to ban lead shot

Posted: 06 Feb 2016
European birds will continue to be put at risk from lead poisoning, as the European Commission announced this week that it will continue allowing the poison's use in ammunition.

Area the size of Scotland lost from the world’s most important sites for nature

Posted: 05 Feb 2016
Conservation scientists from the RSPB and BirdLife International have discovered that there was a massive loss of forest in Important Biodiversity Areas recently.

Bags for wildlife

Posted: 04 Feb 2016
RSPB Scotland and the Aldi supermarket chain have teamed up to get children connected to nature.


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.

Competition

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.