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You'll find rare bird news, binocular and telescope reviews, birdwatching books and competitions, as well as features on identification, improving your birding and conservation. You can also register to upload your bird photos and videos.

 

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Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v10.06 PDF - articles

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch articles, features and stories from 2001 up to the October 2016 issue.

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.

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.

Blacktoft Sands 23rd April Sony A200 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 23 Apr 2017

North Lees 24th April Sony A200 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 24 Apr 2017

Blacktoft Sands 23rd April Sony A200 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 23 Apr 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.

Grouse ID quiz

Bring Back the KingClosing Date: 13 May 2017


WALKING across an area of the central Highlands of Scotland, you flush a female-type brown gamebird, which is quite clearly a grouse, lacking the long tail of Pheasant.



The bird being on its own, it’s quite hard to estimate its size, but you are able to note the tones of its barred plumage and its head and chest pattern as it struts through the heather and shrubs. As it flies away, you are also able to note its tail length and undertail coloration, thus revealing its true identity. Take a good look at this bird, and tell us which grouse you think it is.



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Latest news now on BirdGuides.com

Posted: 04 Apr 2017
As part of changes we are making to our online presence, all the latest birding and conservation news will now be published by our sister site, BirdGuides.com.

Appeal for information after another satellite-tagged Golden Eagle vanishes

Posted: 03 Apr 2017
RSPB Scotland has issued an appeal for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged Golden Eagle near Strathdon in Aberdeenshire.

Black Grouse thrives in Scottish highlands

Posted: 01 Apr 2017
Black Grouse has continued to increase in number in the Scottish highlands, says the RSPB, which is arranging special guided trips to see them in Perthshire this spring.


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