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Friday 27th May 2016

One third of North American bird species in danger of extinction
The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) has just published The State of North America's Birds 2016 — and the prognosis for a third of the continent's birds is not good. Link read on
Record number of bird species recorded in one day
Almost 16,000 observers recently took part in the Global Big Day, the world's biggest international bird survey, and set a new record for the highest total number of species seen in a single day. Link read on
Review Manfrotto 290 Xtra Carbon 3-section tripod
Mike Alibone reviews the largest of the upgraded Manfrotto 290 range of tripods, along with 128RC and MVH500AH fluid heads. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
26/05 22:43 Dalmatian Pelican Cornwall
26/05 22:27 Black-billed Cuckoo Outer Hebrides
26/05 21:55 Great Reed Warbler Cambs
26/05 20:03 Laughing Gull Kent
26/05 16:34 Savi's Warbler Wicklow
26/05 15:42 Great Spotted Cuckoo Dorset
26/05 11:46 Black-winged Stilt Essex
26/05 10:50 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
25/05 18:41 Laughing Gull E Sussex
25/05 13:26 Laughing Gull S Yorks
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 25th May 2016 Wednesday 25th May 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Grey Heron
Link undisclosed site, Lancashire
David Cookson, 21/05/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Black-billed Cuckoo at Loch Sandary, N.Uist (Outer Hebrides)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
18–24 May
A Black-billed Cuckoo on the Hebrides was the star bird of a busy week, and the Lammergeier joined the Dalmatian Pelican to make up a bizarre duo in Cornwall.
Link read on
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...
Rarity finders Green Warbler on Unst
ThumbnailMike Pennington recounts the discovery and identification of Britain's second Green Warbler on the most northerly island in Shetland. Link read on
RSPB Coquet Roseates become on-screen stars
ThumbnailCoquet Island's breeding Roseate Terns and Puffins are set to become stars as the RSPB launches a live camera feed from Saturday 21 May. Link read on
Rarity finders Eastern Bonelli's Warbler on the Isle of Man
ThumbnailCalf of Man Ornithological Warden Richard Cope gives the details of the island's first Eastern Bonelli's Warbler. Link read on
More articles...
Link Advertising feature Discover a new way to search for birdwatching tours
Link BOU Azores Gull added to BOU's British list
Link Illegal egging devastates Poole Harbour gull colony
Link Research Wader 'shrinks' due to climate change
Link Buglife 'Sensible' decision on neonicotinoids welcomed

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