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Downloadable Birdwatch magazine index v10.06 - Excel 2007

A fully downloadable and searchable Excel index of Birdwatch articles, photos, features and stories from 2001 up to the October 2016 issue. This version requires Excel 2007 and offers the best functionality.

The nominate form of Scops Owl passes through Cyprus on migration, but the prime habitat is already occupied by the sedentary endemic form. Photo: Álvaro Rodríguez Alberich (commons.wikimedia.org).

Cyprus Scops Owl a potential split

The endemic subspecies of Scops Owl found on Cyprus is a potential good species, DNA analysis has confirmed.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v6.10 PDF - photos and illustrations

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch photographs and illustrations from 2001 up to the October 2016 issue.

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.

Tide Mills, East Sussex

Posted by Mark on 25 Feb 2017

Cyprus Scops Owl pair. Paphos Region Cyprus

Posted by ian on 23 Feb 2017

Ortolan Bunting Paphos Region Cyprus

Posted by ian on 23 Feb 2017

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.

Latest News


British Barn Owls struggle to adapt to modern life

Posted: 24 Feb 2017
A nest site survey indicates the factors that wiped out 70 per cent of Barn Owls in the 20th Century still impact the species today.

Don't cut your hedge between March and August to help House Sparrows

Posted: 22 Feb 2017
RSPB Scotland has called on gardeners in Glasgow to put down their shears and 'take the hedge-pledge' this summer in an effort to save House Sparrows.

Twelve-year action plan to save vultures

Posted: 21 Feb 2017
Some 43 experts from 22 countries have met in Toledo, Spain, to draw up a strategy to save the world's heavily threatened vulture species.


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