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Thursday 23rd March 2017

Rarity finders Baillon's Crake in Cornwall
One of the only birds Alice Davey saw during a morning at a West Cornwall beach proved to be a mega-rare crake. Link read on
Madagascan birds get huge Birdfair conservation boost
A record-breaking cheque has been presented by Birdfair to BirdLife International to help fund vital conservation work in Madagascar and Africa. Link read on
Attempted predation of a Northern Wheatear by an Isabelline Shrike
Howard King tells the story behind a remarkable series of images obtained in Bahrain earlier in March. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
23/03 07:38 Gyr Falcon Outer Hebrides
22/03 13:30 Desert Wheatear Alderney
22/03 13:15 Pallid Harrier Norfolk
22/03 12:56 Bonaparte's Gull Cornwall
22/03 12:11 Hume's Leaf Warbler Dorset
21/03 16:49 Royal Tern Guernsey
21/03 12:34 Eastern Black Redstart Cleveland
21/03 09:04 Snowy Owl Orkney
20/03 18:25 Lesser Yellowlegs Dorset
20/03 14:44 Black-throated Thrush Northumb
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Wren
Link Wayoh Reservoir, Lancashire
John Barlow, 19/03/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Black-throated Thrush at Prestwick Carr (Northumb)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
15–21 March
A Black-throated Thrush aside, major rarity news this week concerned the departures of old favourites rather than the arrival of new waifs.
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ThumbnailFeatured Tours
In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
American wildlife system to suffer massive budget cuts
ThumbnailJust days after the US Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration has announced dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs. Link read on
RSPB Puffins set to benefit from Heritage Lottery Fund grant
ThumbnailAn RSPB Scotland project to aid conservation efforts for Puffins has been awarded £49,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Link read on
Review Beddington Farmlands Bird and Wildlife Report 2015
ThumbnailSteve Holliday looks at an impressively detailed report for this well-known south London site. Link read on
More articles...
Link More than 800,000 birds illegally killed on British military base in Cyprus
Link Research Royal revelations
Link Research Slender chance of curlew rediscovery
Link Rarity finders Glaucous-winged Gull on Fair Isle
Link Pan-European project to investigate Red Admiral migration

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