Abnormal Plumage Survey

BTO's Garden Ecology Team regularly receives reports of birds whose feathers have gained unusual colourations.  These range from white (leucism/albinism), black and brown (melanism), red (erythrism) to yellow (flavism). BTO wants your help to explore which of these conditions are most common, the species most frequently affected and where these birds are found. If you... Continue Reading →

Our Garden BirdWatch Ambassadors

South Wales is one of several areas of the UK where the BTO has appointed volunteer 'ambassadors' to arouse public interest and participation in its Garden BirdWatch scheme. Amanda Skull covers the area west of Cardiff, while Mick Bailey covers from Cardiff to the English border.  In practice they help each other out and do not... Continue Reading →

BTO GardenBirdWatch/ WTSWW Garden Wildlife Conference

Details of the programme for this autumn's Garden BirdWatch conference are now available. British Trust for Ornithology and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Saturday, 22 October 2011 Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT 09:30 - Arrival 10:00 - Introduction 10:10 - Why gardens and local garden birdwatchers matter, Tim Harrison... Continue Reading →

Avian Poxvirus

Avian poxvirus has been reported widely in the news recently as the disease quickly spreads across the UK. It has been around for a few years, but we are now witnessing particularly severe symptoms in Great Tits and other parids. BTO provides information about diseases in garden birds and what measures you can take to... Continue Reading →

Garden Recording

The latest Garden BirdWatch Newsletter has just landed in my email box. A short feature on the appearance of Woodpigeons in gardens struck a chord, as a lone bird has started visiting our garden just this last week.  It looks a little out of place in my urban back yard, and its the first time I've... Continue Reading →

Free Guides to Help Garden Birds

BTO's GardenBirdwatch team have produced a guide to help bird lovers protect against predation at home. With the impact of predators on songbird populations featuring heavily in the news, the public are keen to know what they can do to help. Many predators can be found in gardens, and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)... Continue Reading →

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