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Sunday 23rd November 2014

 
 
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Panama shatters its own raptor migration record
More than two million birds of prey passed over Panama City on Sunday 2 November. Link read on
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WWT Special diverters reduce power line collisions around Martin Mere by 50 per cent
Hundreds of special diverters have saved migrating swans and geese from colliding with overhead power lines in Lancashire following the first study of its kind in the country. Link read on
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New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
23/11 13:47 Bonaparte's Gull Northumbs
23/11 13:02 Red-breasted Goose Orkney
23/11 12:23 Hume's Leaf Warbler Northumbs
23/11 12:17 Pacific Diver Cornwall
23/11 12:06 Lesser Yellowlegs Cornwall
23/11 10:51 Hume's Leaf Warbler Devon
23/11 08:08 Bonaparte's Gull Devon
22/11 20:15 American Coot Kerry
22/11 15:57 Lesser Yellowlegs Clare
22/11 13:57 Siberian Stonechat Durham
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 19th November 2014 Wednesday 19th November 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Common Kestrel
Link undisclosed site, Lancashire
Austin Thomas, 10/11/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Little Bustard at West Bexington (Dorset)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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A Little Bustard was an all-too-brief visitor to the Dorset coast; other offerings included two American Coots, a Blyth's Pipit and another Desert Wheatear Link read on
 
Recent articles...
BirdLife Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction
ThumbnailMore than 350 of the planet's most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever, according to a new report by BirdLife International. Link read on
Australia's Natural North and South A sea of wildlife
ThumbnailMike Unwin comes face to face with Great White Sharks on the Eyre Peninsula, witnesses thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters passing Kangaroo Island and finds an abundance of wildlife along the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. Link read on
 
RSPB Positive news for migratory birds
ThumbnailOn 9 November, the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) agreed a set of guidelines to tackle causes of poisoning and also ratified a ground-breaking Action Plan to save more than 400 bird species. Link read on
More articles...
Link Seabirds' plastic diet identifiable in their feather oil
Link Appeal for information on colour-ringed Twite
Link Rarity finders Bufflehead in Orkney
Link Human noise disrupts parent–nestling communication
Link Common Buzzard breeding success boosted by oilseed rape

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