Free Guide to Celebrate National Nest Box Week 2019

National Nest Box Week 2019 (NNBW) starts today, 14 February. Why not take part by erecting a nest box in your garden or (with the landowners permission) a local greenspace? Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired. This is... Continue Reading →

Looking for a New Birding Challenge?

Ask birders over a particular age what sparked their interest in birding and they’ll often say that it all began with ‘birdnesting’ or ‘egging’ – collecting wild birds’ eggs. As late as the mid-1950s there was a thriving playground economy with eggs, particularly those of scarce birds, being bought and sold for good money. It’s... Continue Reading →

State of Birds in Wales, 2010

The latest edition of the annual report State of Birds in Wales has just been published.  It draws heavily on the wide range of BTO surveys undertaken by volunteers in Wales. There's a wealth of information to discover, with sections on seabirds, wintering waders, rare breeders and widespread breeders. Population changes for species are outlined.  Golden... Continue Reading →

Bird Census Techniques Offer

The late Colin Bibby's classic text Bird Census Techniques is currently on offer from NHBS at £31.99, a saving of £22 off the usual price. Though over a decade old now, it is still the primary text for both professional and amateur ornithologists interested in the wide range of methods used to survey wild birds. ... Continue Reading →

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