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Saturday 10th December 2016

 
 
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Red List 2016 reveals a mixed outlook for the world's birds
The 2016 IUCN Red List update recognizes over 700 'new' species and the success of conservation measures for some species, but also delivers a chilling warning about the grim outlook faced by some of the world's most popular cagebirds. Link read on
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Contaminated water kills thousands of Snow Geese in Montana
Several thousand Snow Geese have died a harrowing death after a blizzard forced large flocks to land on the acidic waters of an old open-cast mine in Montana. Link read on
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Cetaceans up close: Humpbacks in Shetland
Brydon Thomason of Shetland Nature on an unforgettable day with Humpback Whales off Yell, Shetland, in early December. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
09/12 20:02 Desert Wheatear Devon
09/12 19:20 Eastern Black Redstart Lothian
09/12 15:07 Masked Wagtail Pembrokes
09/12 14:33 Pallid Harrier E Yorks
09/12 14:08 Desert Wheatear E Sussex
09/12 13:33 Dusky Thrush Derbys
09/12 11:39 Isabelline Wheatear Norfolk
09/12 10:23 Lesser Yellowlegs Dorset
09/12 10:11 Hume's Leaf Warbler Norfolk
08/12 21:12 Dark-eyed Junco Essex
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 7th December 2016 Wednesday 7th December 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink European Stonechat
Link Shapwick Heath NNR, Somerset & Bristol
Mark H, 01/12/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Dusky Thrush at Beeley (Derbys)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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30 November – 6 December
Just when it seemed like autumn might finally be petering out, back it came for one last hurrah — Dusky Thrush and an apparent Brown Shrike were among the finds.
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In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
RSPB Scotland shuns 'ludicrous' Gift of Grouse press release
ThumbnailRSPB Scotland has dismissed a press release, issued by the Gift of Grouse campaign, that attempts to draw a veil over the continued persecution of birds of prey. Link read on
Spanish government cancels plans to dredge Doñana
ThumbnailThe Spanish government has cancelled its destructive project to dredge Doñana's Guadalquivir River in southern Spain. Link read on
 
BirdLife Prestigious award for Cambodia Programme
ThumbnailBirdLife's Cambodia Programme, which has saved several Critically Endangered species from extinction, has received a prestigious award from the country's government. Link read on
More articles...
Link Threatened shearwater colony devastated by New Zealand earthquake
Link Beaver reclassified as native species to Scotland
Link Research Icelandic Whimbrels fly non-stop to and from Africa
Link Scottish Government renews commitment to wildlife crime prevention
Link BirdLife Worrying decline of Patagonian goose species

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