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October itinerary: Cliffe Pools RSPB, Kent

Cliffe Pools is an extensive area of flooded clay pits and dredging pools, which encompasses a 230-ha RSPB reserve with saline lagoons and freshwater lakes, and a spacious car park but little infrastructure otherwise. There is plenty of dense

October itinerary: Redcar to Saltburn, North Yorkshire

The scenic coastline between Redcar and Saltburn extends for about 5.5 miles, and has habitats that include rocky and sandy foreshore, sand dunes, coastal fields and scrub, wooded valleys and open sea. The area between Redcar and Marske is known as

October itinerary: Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland

The volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula is the prime autumn birding site in south-west Iceland, and is an extensive low-lying area of rocky coastline, sandy beaches and coastal pools. In the right weather conditions, it is one of the best places in Iceland

Forum

Unknown Bird

Can you please help me identify this bird. It was in a small copse in a coastal area of East Anglia the very end of last month. I thought it might be a Wood Warbler but am not sure due to the East

RE: Juvenile Peregrine?

Hi MartynWe agree with your ID of juvenile Peregrine Falcon. We would like to feature this in our Q&A section, as such could you email the original photo to editorial@birdwatch.co.ukMany thanks!

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MEDITERRANEAN GULL .. SORRENTO .. 2008

Posted by KENNETH on 23 Sep 2014

NESTING SITE .. KINSALE .. IRELAND .. 2008

Posted by KENNETH on 23 Sep 2014

MEW GULL .. VANCOUVER .. CANADA .. 2007

Posted by KENNETH on 23 Sep 2014

Latest News


First Manx Shearwaters for decades fledge on Scilly

Posted: 23 Sep 2014
For the first time in living memory, fledgling Manx Shearwaters have survived long enough to leave their nest burrows on St Agnes and Gugh, Scilly, following the eradication of rats.

French take direct action for Ortolans

Posted: 22 Sep 2014
BirdLife in France have taken to freeing Ortolan Buntings from poachers' traps again, after their government has done little to prevent illegal trapping.

New species discovered in threatened East African hot-spot

Posted: 21 Sep 2014
The discovery of more threatened animal species in an East African biodiversity hot-spot has underlined the dangers for endemic birds there.


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Closing Date: 30 Sep 2014


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