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New issue of Birdwatch on sale today!

Posted: 24 Mar 2017
Learn to identify tricky leaf warblers and take our spring challenge in the new issue of Birdwatch, in the shops now!

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Night Parrot rediscovered by birders in Western Australia

Posted: 23 Mar 2017
Four Australian birders have documented first verified sighting of Night Parrot in Western Australia in over 100 years.

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New species concept edges closer to helping understand what makes birds different

Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Defined by the amount by which the DNA of internal cell parts is co-adapted, the new species concept is helping to explain why mitochondrial and nuclear genetics are sometimes at odds.

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Madagascan birds get massive Birdfair conservation boost

Posted: 21 Mar 2017
A record-breaking total of £350,000 has been presented by Birdfair to BirdLife International to help fund vital conservation work in Madagascar and Africa.

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Scots asked for sightings of Hen Harriers

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
After a successful call for Hen Harrier sightings last year, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Heads Up for Harrier project are once more asking people to report appearances of the species.

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American wildlife system to suffer massive budget cuts

Posted: 18 Mar 2017
Just two days after the US Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration has announced dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs.

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Fifty years since Torrey Canyon disaster

Posted: 17 Mar 2017
Environmentalists are looking back on an epic wildlife rescue mission to save oil slick birds, on the 50th anniversary of the UK’s worst environmental disaster.

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More than 800,000 birds illegally killed on British military base in Cyprus

Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Illegal trapping activity in 2016 is at its highest level on British Territory in Cyprus since monitoring began in 2002.

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WWT surveys artificial wetlands

Posted: 15 Mar 2017
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is asking designers and managers of man-made wetlands to complete a short survey about the benefits of such schemes.

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Two new songbird species found together in remote Indonesia

Posted: 12 Mar 2017
Two previously undescribed bird species have been discovered in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province, on the island of Borneo.

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