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The February issue of Birdwatch is in the shops today!

Posted: 26 Jan 2017
The new issue features a thrilling look back on one of the best years ever for rarities, plus Brent Goose ID and up-to-the minute conservation news articles.

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New housing proposal in Kent threatens wildlife habitats across the country

Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Medway Council in Kent is set to test governmental safeguards that prevent wildlife, natural habitats and beauty spots from being lost to housing.

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BOU to adopt IOC World Bird List

Posted: 20 Jan 2017
The British Ornithologists' Union has announced that it is to adopt the International Ornithological Congress World Bird List taxonomy for its British list, from 1 January 2018.

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Lost Yellowhammer dialects remain preserved in New Zealand

Posted: 19 Jan 2017
New research into Yellowhammer song has shown that some regional dialects now lost from the British countryside still exist on the other side of the planet.

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Critically Endangered tern found breeding on Korean peninsula

Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Asia’s rarest seabird has been discovered breeding on the Korean peninsula, BirdLife International has revealed.

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Gulls, mink and nutrients implicated in pochard decline

Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Reasons for the recent decline of Common Pochard have been scientifically investigated for the very first time by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT).

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Sandpiper travels thousands of miles in pursuit of sex

Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Male Pectoral Sandpipers have been recorded travelling as far as 8,000 miles in a single summer month in order to mate with as many females as possible.

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Red Kites generate millions for economy

Posted: 11 Jan 2017
A new report has found that tourists spend £8.2 million in Dumfries and Galloway after travelling to see Red Kites.

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Schoolchildren ready to survey Britain’s birds

Posted: 05 Jan 2017
Thousands of schoolchildren across Britain will be swapping books for binoculars this term to take part in the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

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Blue Tits missing from gardens after wash-out summer

Posted: 03 Jan 2017
The latest figures from the British Trust for Ornithology show that Blue Tit numbers are down, probably due to the unusually wet summer.

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