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February 2020 - this issue is only available as a digital edition

On Sale: 23/01/2020

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What's in this Issue?

The year in review

From Shetland to Scilly, Brown Booby to Paddyfield Pipit, relive the rarity highlights of 2019

The big debate: Are zoos good for conservation?

Chris Packham, Charlotte Corney and Elisa Allen argue the case for and against


The full finders' accounts for Black-throated Thrush, Eastern Yellow Wagtail and White-breasted Waterhen

Time to reconsider, part 2

Our second instalment of our analysis of Category D and E birds, take a look at which waterbirds deserve a rethink

Birders' paradise

Discover unique birds-of-paradise and a host of avian treasures on the remote Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea

Identification: female dabbling ducks

Learn to separate Northern Pintail, Eurasian Teal, Mallard, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon and Northern Shoveler


Mary Colwell on teaching natural history in schools, Mark Avery on the Werrity report on grouse moor management and Dominic Mitchell takes a trip down memory lane to a childhood patch

Winter birding in the capital

Our county guide to Greater London takes you to the best routes around the wetlands north-east of the capital

Bill Oddie on ... 

The hard-working heroes who run wildlife rescue centres

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