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Blue Sky Wildlife

Blue Sky Wildlife

Blue Sky Wildlife aims to bring together wildlife tour operators from around the world in order to offer a comprehensive selection of nature holidays. Find out more here.

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.

The nominate form of Scops Owl passes through Cyprus on migration, but the prime habitat is already occupied by the sedentary endemic form. Photo: Álvaro Rodríguez Alberich (commons.wikimedia.org).

Cyprus Scops Owl a potential split

The endemic subspecies of Scops Owl found on Cyprus is a potential good species, DNA analysis has confirmed.

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.

puffin hunkered down

Posted by jayne on 29 Jun 2016

puffin near burrow

Posted by jayne on 29 Jun 2016

angel of the north .

Posted by jayne on 29 Jun 2016

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.

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Latest News


Hen Harriers breed at Geltsdale

Posted: 29 Jun 2016
A pair of Hen Harriers is breeding at Geltsdale RSPB after a decade's absence, but only three nests have been found in England this year.

BirdLife issues heartfelt statement on Brexit

Posted: 28 Jun 2016
The international bird conservation organisation BirdLife has issued an emotional statement on the likely effect of the UK leaving the European Union.

Spix’s Macaw reappears in Brazil

Posted: 27 Jun 2016
A 16 year-old girl has filmed an apparently wild Spix's Macaw in Brazil on her mobile phone, after the species had not been seen in the wild since 2000.


BirdGuides BirdMap

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Want to know what’s about? This map shows today's rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland; the larger the square, the rarer the species. First reports are shown in grey.

Click here or on the map to see a larger version showing today's sightings. For details of species and county, move your mouse over any square and check the pop-up 'tool-tip' (and/or, depending on the browser, the status bar at the bottom of your browser window). On the BirdGuides websiteBird News Extra subscribers can also see the site name, and can access further details by clicking on any square; they can also view BirdMaps from previous days.

For more information on BirdGuides bird news services, see www.birdguides.com/services.