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Sunday 29th March 2015

Final phase of South Georgia rat eradication project completed
The British Overseas Territory of South Georgia, a Globally Important seabird sanctuary, is now ready to be freed from invasive rats, say conservationists. Link read on
Research More environmental issues predicted as a result of global warming
Adapting to climate change could have profound environmental repercussions on people and wildlife, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. Link read on
RSPB 2015 Big Garden Birdwatch results are in!
In excess of 585,000 people took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this year, bringing the news that fewer finches are visiting British gardens. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
29/03 18:23 American Coot Outer Hebrides
29/03 16:03 Bonaparte's Gull Dorset
29/03 15:40 Bonaparte's Gull Glamorgan
29/03 15:32 White-billed Diver Aberdeenshire
29/03 13:58 Bonaparte's Gull Waterford
29/03 11:33 Lesser Yellowlegs Dublin
29/03 11:30 Penduline Tit Devon
29/03 10:01 Laughing Gull Cheshire
29/03 09:55 Harlequin Duck Aberdeenshire
28/03 18:51 King Eider Fife
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 25th March 2015 Wednesday 25th March 2015
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Herring Gull
Link Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Heiko Peters, 20/03/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Desert Wheatear at St. Agnes (Scilly)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
18—24 March
Spring migration seems to have stalled slightly, but a possible Booted Eagle and an unexpected Desert Wheatear hinted at good things to come.
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...
Patchwork Challenge February 2015
ThumbnailFebruary was a relatively quiet month nationally for rare birds, but how did the Patchworkers get on? Link read on
How to report your spring migrant sightings
ThumbnailWe all appreciate news of the first returning migrants in spring, but your records are much more than just a 'heads-up' for other birders - BirdTrack can make them available for conservation science and research too. Link read on
Focus On Early spring overshoots
ThumbnailSoutherly winds from mid-March onwards can lead to exciting migrants overshooting their southern European breeding grounds. David Campbell looks at what we might expect in the coming weeks. Link read on
More articles...
Link Research Mercury pollution risk to Ivory Gulls
Link Scottish Natural Heritage Gannet numbers on the up
Link Spectacular hummingbird rediscovered in Colombia
Link BirdWatch Ireland Irish Hen Harrier Survey 2015
Link Research World's nature reserves underfunded despite eight billion visits a year

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