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  • Skyscrapers are killing millions of birds
    Skyscrapers are killing millions of birds

    This month brings with it the shocking news that skyscrapers in the US are killing at least 100 million birds every year. Scientists have been taking a closer look at the issue and believe that as many as one billion birds could perish each year following collisions with buildings. Following…

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  • Migrating birds encounter barrier to nesting sites
    Migrating birds encounter barrier to nesting sites

    Every year, sand martins undertake a huge journey from Africa to the UK in order to return to their nesting sites. But this year, thousands of the birds are being stopped in their tracks by netting. Norfolk District Council has come under fire for erecting the nets to keep returning…

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  • Hot spell not entirely good news for garden birds
    Hot spell not entirely good news for garden birds

    The UK has experienced record winter temperatures in February. While the hot spell was wonderful for people, it wasn’t great news for birds.  

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  • Marine birds most threatened by plastic balloons
    Marine birds most threatened by plastic balloons

    The terrible impact on wildlife of the plastic in our oceans has been highlighted many times recently. It’s hard to forget those disturbing images of birds with stomachs full of plastic which they have accidentally eaten. All plastic waste is potentially dangerous, but it has recently been revealed that balloons…

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  • How do birds survive a polar vortex?
    How do birds survive a polar vortex?

    The winter of 2019 has delivered extreme weather to the Midwest of the United States. Temperatures have plummeted to record lows and much of the landscape is now hidden under a deep covering of snow. Can birds survive the extreme conditions that have already killed several people?

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