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The case of the missing Sparrowhawks

Posted: 28 Feb 2017
Sparrowhawks are most frequently seen in gardens during the autumn and winter months, but the BTO reports that they seem significantly fewer in number this year.

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New program to protect Asia's songbirds

Posted: 27 Feb 2017
Conservationists and researchers have devised a comprehensive strategy to protect Asia's songbirds from the impacts of excessive trapping for the cagebird trade.

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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.

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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.

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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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House of Lords report highlights environmental impact of Brexit

Posted: 20 Feb 2017
The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has published a report recommending key actions to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit.

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Climate change could deliver final blow for world’s threatened species

Posted: 17 Feb 2017
A new study suggests that a quarter of threatened birds are already being negatively impacted by climate change. Could the phenomenon be the tipping point?

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Monitoring birds by drone

Posted: 16 Feb 2017
Forget delivering packages or taking aerial photographs – drones can even count small birds!

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Allen’s Hummingbird boom missed by American breeding bird surveys

Posted: 15 Feb 2017
Population declines indicated by breeding surveys of Allen’s Hummingbird have seen it placed on several conservation watch lists, but birders have contradicted this story.

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'Lady A' and Golden Pheasant nearly gone from Britain

Posted: 14 Feb 2017
The newly published Rare Breeding Birds Panel report has confirmed that two 'countable' exotic pheasants may be nearly extirpated in Britain.

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