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Wednesday 1st April 2015

Australia's Natural North and South Birds of a feather
This new article in the Australia's Natural North & South Collection depicts the fascination of bird flocks. Mike Unwin identifies Magpie Geese in the Top End and is thrilled by migrating Short-tailed Shearwaters off Kangaroo Island. These vast flocks that appear in both South Australia and the Northern Territory prove to be impressive spectacles. Link read on
Champions of the Flyway 2015 results
2015's Champions of the Flyway event concluded in Eilat, Israel, last Thursday. Josh Jones, who led this year's Birdwatch-BirdGuides Roadrunners team, reports on the event and the race day results. Link read on
RSPB Shock at M4 relief road decision
RSPB Cymru has expressed its shock and disappointment at a court decision preventing Friends of the Earth Cymru challenging the building of a road through the Gwent Levels. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
01/04 17:48 Penduline Tit Devon
01/04 15:50 Laughing Gull Cheshire
01/04 15:49 Bonaparte's Gull Glamorgan
01/04 15:47 Lesser Scaup Glamorgan
01/04 13:22 Black Duck Scilly
01/04 09:49 Bonaparte's Gull Dorset
31/03 18:19 Lesser Scaup Roscommon
31/03 16:39 Black Scoter Kerry
31/03 11:37 Harlequin Duck Aberdeenshire
31/03 09:13 White-billed Diver Shetland
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 1st April 2015 Wednesday 1st April 2015
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Little Owl
Link Peckleton, Leicestershire and Rutland
Paul Riddle, 27/03/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Alpine Swift at Crawley (W Sussex)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
25—31 March
With the weather remaining cool, arriving migrants were again thin on the ground.
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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...
Final phase of South Georgia rat eradication project completed
ThumbnailThe 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
ThumbnailAdapting 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!
ThumbnailMore than 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
More articles...
Link Patchwork Challenge February 2015
Link How to report your spring migrant sightings
Link Focus On Early spring overshoots
Link Research Mercury pollution risk to Ivory Gulls
Link Scottish Natural Heritage Gannet numbers on the up

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