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Friday 12th February 2016

The top 10 craziest Western Palearctic vagrants of 2015
Josh Jones looks back at some of the most extraordinary vagrants to be recorded in the Western Palearctic in 2015. Link read on
BTO Britain needs nest boxes
In the run-up to National Nest Box Week 2016 from 14-21 February, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is encouraging the public to put up new bird boxes. Link read on
Research European songbirds perfect their voices while wintering in Africa
According to new research, migratory songbirds may sing during the winter months to improve their song quality ahead of the springtime breeding season. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
12/02 17:50 Pallid Harrier Norfolk
12/02 14:05 Long-billed Dowitcher Northumb
12/02 13:06 American Herring Gull Cornwall
12/02 13:05 Hudsonian Whimbrel Cornwall
12/02 12:45 Greater Yellowlegs IOW
12/02 12:34 Black Duck Cork
12/02 11:46 Penduline Tit Glos
12/02 09:11 Long-billed Dowitcher Leics
11/02 15:47 Long-billed Dowitcher Hants
11/02 08:55 Lesser Yellowlegs Norfolk
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 10th February 2016 Wednesday 10th February 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Goldfinch
Link North Somercotes, Lincolnshire
Mark Johnson, 10/01/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Lesser Scaup at Cosmeston Lakes CP (Glamorgan)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
3–9 February
Another steady week with a typical array of late winter species on offer.
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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...
Photo of the Year 2015
ThumbnailWe have a winner! Find out which image took the honours in the tenth BirdGuides Photo of the Year competition. Link read on
RSPB Organisation purchases northern point of British mainland
ThumbnailRSPB Scotland has announced that it has purchased the nature reserve at Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of mainland Britain, after receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Link read on
Memories of Martin Garner
ThumbnailBill Morton recollects some of the many great birding times he shared with Martin Garner, who tragically passed away in late January. Link read on
More articles...
Link BirdLife Area the size of Scotland lost from the world's most important sites for nature
Link European Robin observed catching fish in Dumfries & Galloway
Link Review Antarctic Wildlife Guide app
Link Champions of the Flyway Help us stop the slaughter of birds in Greece
Link Birdfair 2016 project revealed

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