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Managing Editor Dominic Mitchell. Photo by Eleanor Bentall.

Why the EU is good for the environment

In his June 2016 comment, Birdwatch Managing Editor Dominic Mitchell explains why he thinks that the only way to properly protect our environment is for the UK to stay in the European Union.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine index v7.04 - Excel 2007

A fully downloadable and searchable Excel index of Birdwatch articles, photos, features and stories from 2001 up to the April 2017 issue. This version requires Excel 2007 and offers the best functionality.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v7.04 PDF - articles

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch articles, features and stories from 2001 up to the April 2017 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.

Obliging Hobby at RSPB Lakenheath

Posted by David on 22 May 2017

Yellow wagtail on tulips in the Netherlands

Posted by Hans on 24 May 2017

Taken at SWT Lackford Lakes

Posted by David on 22 May 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.

Swarovski BTX eyepiece and 85 mm objective lens

Swarovski BTX eyepiece and 85 mm objective lens worth £3,000.Closing Date: 20 Aug 2017


Birdwatch has teamed up with Swarovski Optik to offer our readers the opportunity to win the fantastic new BTX binocular eyepiece and 85 mm objective lens worth £3,300.



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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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