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10,000 Birds | Birding Dilemma No.23 – Taking family for granted.

This dilemma comes from a visit to see my sister this week and being squeezed for time.<p>She happens to live in the middle of the New Forest, 94,000 …

Birdwatching

If you want to help wildlife in your garden, should you plant native plants?

If you want to help wildlife in your garden, should you plant native plants? It's one of those long-standing questions that is an important part of …

Gardening

Just in Time for Migration Season: The Warbler Guide

Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. But, as we enter the fall migration season, Princeton University Press has the perfect …

Birdwatching

Six Apps to Better Your Next Birding Adventure

Birding can be a great way to take a break from technology, but smartphones are also a real asset in the field: You can check the winds on your way …

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‘Birds are our literal canary in the coal mine’

Immersive night-time adventures into a ‘wild avian landscape’ are taking place this week as part of Brighton Festival. Artist Jony Easterby explains …

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The value of flocks

SAFETY IN NUMBERS: A flock of Dunlins rests on the Skagit Flats in Washington State. Photo by Sarah Jessup/ShutterstockWhile I was walking a wooded …

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The rise of millennial, urban-dwelling birders

Data-savvy 20-somethings and braying “birder bros” are quickly gamifying a pastime once defined by notebooks and Tilley hats<p>It was evening on a …

All birders need a trusty field guide

The birder’s basics are a pair of binoculars and a field guide. With this basic kit, you could spend a lifetime enjoying the avian world. Most people …

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Mystery of birds’ movements at sea solved

• New research reveals unprecedented insights into where British and Irish breeding seabirds go when they're not on land, providing critical …

What Are You Looking At? Eleven In-Your-Face Bird Photos

Every year our Audubon Photography Awards produce a wealth of incredible images—and 2017 was no exception. In addition to this year's APA winners, …

10,000 Birds | What is killing birds at Karla Lake (Greece)?

There should be thousands of birds at this time of the year, Dimitris Michalakis from the Karla Lake management authority told me. In early August …

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When It Comes to Birding, Nude Beaches Are as Good as Any

There’s nothing like birding on a blazing hot beach. Terns and surfers attack the waves; sandpipers and swimmers splash in the shallows; gulls, …

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John James Audubon's Birds of America

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

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Animals

Garbage-Fed Seagulls Are Spoiling Our Lakes and Reservoirs With Their Poop

Where there are landfills there are seagulls. An estimated 1.4 million of these opportunistic feathered critters feed on these vast tracts of waste …

Recycling

Birdwatching can lower stress and improve mental health, new studies reveal

It's time to get the binoculars out!<p>Spending time in nature and keeping your eyes peeled for any signs of bird life is always a pleasing way to pass …

Bristol's wildlife wonders - Natures Home magazine uncovered - Our work

I love Bristol. It's a beautiful city and is where the fantastic team at Immediate Media who produce the RSPB magazines with us are based, so I …

Find Cool Birds from Your Subaru Dashboard Using eBird

Some cars can lead you to the nearest latte or make dinner reservations at a Yelp-rated restaurant. But in certain new Subarus, your car can now …

Birds

How to Compose the Perfect Bird Photo

In the pursuit of making artistic bird photos that everyone can enjoy—both birder and non-birder alike—it’s important to think about the scene as a …

Black Phoebe

Calls<p>Call<p>Simple vocalization<p>Courtesy of Macaulay Library<br>© Cornell Lab of Ornithology.<p>Black Phoebes give <i>tsip</i> calls throughout the year during flight, …

Birdwatching from the North of Mallorca

If you are planning a trip to Mallorca with intention of doing some bird watching then the ideal places to stay are in the north of the Island which …

Wild generation: the rise of 'hipster twitchers' - Natures Home magazine uncovered - Our work

Earlier this week, the likes of <i>The Times</i> and<i>The Telegraph</i> ran stories about ‘hipster twitchers’ which essentially claimed that birding has become …

Bird Watching in England

<b>BIRDING IN ENGLAND</b> <b><br>By Glynn Burrows, Norfolk Tours UK</b><p>There is nothing I love to see more, in the white mist of early morning or the silvery light of …

13-year-old bird watcher looks out for his feathery friends

Liam Singh hopes to raise awareness for declining bird populations through his photography work<p>When most people walk into a park on a bright sunny …

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Volunteering to help save little terns - Saving Species - Our work

<b>Every summer, teams of volunteer little tern wardens support the EU LIFE Little Tern Project by monitoring the beaches at sites around the UK where</b> …

The best binoculars for bird watching

With both the bird watching and butterfly spotting seasons underway, it's time to get your gear ready – and where better to start than with binoculars? They're essential for spotting butterflies hidden in trees and models with an ultra-close focusing function can help you to identify species you'd …

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Birdwatchers celebrate two new birding trails in Michigan

Michigan's Northwest Lower Peninsula is a paradise for birdwatchers.

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