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Friday 30th September 2016

 
 
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Research Robust Snowy Owls
New research has shown that the majority of Snowy Owls in Canada are more than strong enough to survive winter, and that even vagrants are very healthy. Link read on
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BTO Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of the Year announced
Fifteen-year-old George Dunbar, from Cheshire, was named Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of the Year at the 2016 Spurn Migration Festival earlier this month. Link read on
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Bird of the Week Red-backed Shrike, Newhaven
Our Bird of the Week is this confiding beauty on the East Sussex coast. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
29/09 22:53 Lesser Yellowlegs Scilly
29/09 20:26 Red-eyed Vireo Galway
29/09 20:16 Semipalmated Sandpiper Wexford
29/09 20:01 Brünnich's Guillemot Fife
29/09 19:45 Eastern Kingbird Outer Hebrides
29/09 19:24 Brown Shrike Shetland
29/09 18:52 Baird's Sandpiper Cornwall
29/09 16:41 Pallid Harrier Kent
29/09 16:15 Red-eyed Vireo Scilly
29/09 14:53 Baird's Sandpiper Dublin
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 28th September 2016 Wednesday 28th September 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Nightjar
Link undisclosed site, Kent
Steve Ray, 22/09/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Red-backed Shrike at Tide Mills (E Sussex)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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21–27 September
September continues to produce quality at a reasonable pace, though there is a feeling that autumn is still yet to kick off in the spectacular fashion that we all know it can.
Link read on
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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...
Research Summer migrants are reluctant to leave
ThumbnailMigrant birds such as Barn Swallows and House Martins are increasingly reluctant to leave the UK and return to Africa. Link read on
There and back again ... for a Cliff Swallow!
ThumbnailGraham Gordon on a mixed week that saw him leave Scilly for Cornwall, only to return and find Britain's 10th Cliff Swallow. Link read on
 
BirdLife Threatened African rainforest declared a National Park
ThumbnailThe West African Gola National Forest — which teems with threatened wildlife and is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area — has been fully protected by the Liberian government. Link read on
More articles...
Link An exceptional arrival of Yellow-browed Warblers at Flamborough Head
Link Dungeness Diary Summer 2016
Link South America's first transboundary biosphere reserve
Link BTO BirdTrack data reveals migrants' behaviour
Link RSPB Oxford to host England's first 'Swift City'

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