What’s in the latest issue? April 2015

April 15 cover
  • - BB eye
  • - News & comment
  • - Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain in 2011–12: passerines
  • - The Spotted Crake in the UK: results of the 2012 survey
  • - Eastern Grasshopper Warbler: new to Britain
  • - Notes – Reviews – Recent reports


Latest articles

    Ducks, Geese & Swans

    Although public interest in waterfowl in the UK is considerable, it is put completely in the shade by the huge affection that people in North America feel for this bird family. For example, one US charity specialising in waterfowl conservation has around 600,000 members, and recently organised a dinner at which over $1.5 million was raised in just one evening! So any book on wildfowl is likely to attract a lot of interest. This book has been a best-seller since it first appeared in 1942…

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    Two of the BTO satellite-tagged Cuckoos have made it back to the UK, having left for the winter in Africa ten months earlier…

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    First impressions

    This is the latest title from the Langford Press ‘Wildlife in Art’ series. This large-format book showcases Lisa Hooper’s prints, and tells the story of her development from a career conservationist to a full-time printmaker…

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    Shelduck; pic by Roger Riddington

    Data collected by thousands of volunteers show the importance of the UK’s wetlands for millions of wintering waterbirds, including many ducks, geese, swans and waders…

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    Lesser Black-backed Gull - pic by Roger Riddington

    Offshore windfarms are now operating or being constructed all around the UK as the government invests in renewable energy, but what are the consequences of such developments for our wildlife? New research by the BTO has used state-of-the-art GPS tags to show how Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding at a protected site in Suffolk use areas of sea where offshore windfarms already exist, and where future developments are earmarked…

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