03/06/2010
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BirdGuides teams up with Birdwatch magazine

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Fans of our online bird news services now also have a chance to enjoy our coverage in print every month. We are joining forces with Birdwatch, Britain's leading magazine for keen birders, to produce comprehensive articles summarising all rarities and scarcities throughout Britain and Ireland. Fully illustrated with stop-press images from around the country, the articles draw heavily on BirdGuides' data as well as from information supplied by the British Trust for Ornithology, the bird observatory network and other sources to present a complete picture of bird occurrences and trends every month.

Along with finders' accounts of the latest rarities and a revamped Western Palearctic report, these two major articles comprise a core element of the magazine's new-look reports section, which will feature for the first time in the next (July) issue, on sale in UK newsagents from 17th June.

Photographers who upload their images to our galleries are also welcome to supply high-resolution versions of their rarity photos direct to the magazine for possible publication — and the most outstanding image submitted will be selected by the magazine's editorial team as its Rarity Photo of the Month, in association with BirdGuides. Images should be emailed as good-quality 300 dpi jpegs to editorial@birdwatch.co.uk.

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Max Whitby (co-founder of BirdGuides) comments: "We are excited to be collaborating with Birdwatch on the monthly review project. There is a wealth of useful and valuable data in our sightings archives. This partnership will deliver BirdGuides news to an expanded audience."

Written by: BirdGuides and Birdwatch