Birdwatch - May 2024

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Ship-assisted birds, spring courtship displays, warbler migration in Canada and birding on Texel all feature in this month’s Birdwatch, out now!

On Sale: 25/04/2024

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Birds all at sea
Ship assistance is looked down upon by many birders. But, as Sam Viles argues, it is time we gave greater attention to this fascinating phenomenon.

Springtime show-offs
Sarah Harris looks at some of the weird and wonderful bird courtship displays that can be seen on UK shores.

Inland patch paradise
Belvide Reservoir is a haven for the landlocked birder. Steve Nuttall profiles his beloved West Midlands patch.

Field ID notes: marsh terns
Josh Jones takes a look at the appearance and habits of three species of the genus Chlidonias, all of which are possible on your patch this month.

Texel: bird island
It is spring when Texel, the largest of the Dutch Wadden Islands, comes alive. Marc Guyt discusses this birding utopia.

The river of warblers
Ian Davies tells the story of the greatest known warbler migration spectacle on Earth.

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