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Tuesday 31st May 2016

 
 
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Red-billed Teal in Israel — second for the Western Palearctic
Josh Jones considers the Western Palearctic's second record of this Afrotropical duck and outlines the bird's favoured haunts. Link read on
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Woodberry Wetlands — London's newest nature reserve
Rebecca Armstrong reports from the launch of a wildlife refuge that has been opened to the public for the first time in almost a century. Link read on
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Australia's Natural North and South Glued to birds
Join Mike Unwin as he explores his final destination in South Australia in the Australia's Natural North & South series, Gluepot Reserve. Follow Mike as he finds Red-lored Whistler and Striated Grasswren stating that Gluepot is 'arguably the best birding site in the whole state'. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
30/05 22:30 White-billed Diver Orkney
30/05 22:14 Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Shetland
30/05 20:25 Black-billed Cuckoo Outer Hebrides
30/05 19:37 Dalmatian Pelican Cornwall
30/05 19:20 White-billed Diver Outer Hebrides
30/05 18:07 Little Bittern London
30/05 17:36 Savi's Warbler Gwent
30/05 15:03 Great Reed Warbler Cambs
30/05 14:38 Great Spotted Cuckoo Dorset
30/05 13:48 Laughing Gull Suffolk
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 Bayhead, N.Uist (Outer Hebrides)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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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.
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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...
One third of North American bird species in danger of extinction
ThumbnailThe 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
Review Bird Families of the World by David W Winkler, Shawn M Billerman and Irby J Lovette
ThumbnailDominic Mitchell reviews an "expansive tome" from Lynx Edicions which continues the publisher's post-Handbook of the Birds of the World output in typically comprehensive style. Link read on
 
Review Manfrotto 290 Xtra Carbon 3-section tripod
ThumbnailMike Alibone reviews the largest of the upgraded Manfrotto 290 range of tripods, along with 128RC and MVH500AH fluid heads. Link read on
More articles...
Link Rarity finders Green Warbler on Unst
Link RSPB Coquet Roseates become on-screen stars
Link Rarity finders Eastern Bonelli's Warbler on the Isle of Man
Link Advertising feature Discover a new way to search for birdwatching tours
Link BOU Azores Gull added to BOU's British list

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