Birds cause serious delays on rail network


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The loss of natural habitats has long been causing major issues for our native wildlife. Extensive developments in urban and suburban areas have robbed wildlife of its natural homes and this country boasts fewer bodies of water than ever. The loss of habitats has inevitably resulted in birds finding it difficult to seek out somewhere […]

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Noisy neighbours impact bird behaviour


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We all hate noisy neighbours. They keep you awake, ruin your leisure time and cause unseemly disputes. Humans treasure their peace and quiet and so do birds. It has become obvious that human activity has negatively impacted birds but it isn’t only the loss of natural habitats which is causing a problem. The latest research […]

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Controversial German zoo accumulates rare parrots


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A highly secretive organisation in Germany has amassed an extensive collection of the world’s rarest parrots. In a shocking exclusive, the Guardian recently exposed the story of the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP) which is located east of Berlin. Run by former nightclub manager Martin Guth, ACTP is home to hundreds of […]

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Bird feeding has accelerated evolution


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Feeding garden birds has become one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. Scientists at British Trust for Ornithology and Exeter University have now revealed that our love of birds is really making a difference and in ways you might not have imagined. We are impacting avian behaviour and ecology but also the evolution […]

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Breeding birds remain in serious decline


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The results of the 2018 Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) have been published and they are far from encouraging. In addition to the steady decline in bird numbers over recent decades, the memorable Beast from the East appears to have taken its toll on both resident and migrant birds.

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Changes to Licences for shooting pest bird species


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Changes to Licences for shooting pest bird species A storm of controversy has arisen over Natural England’s recent decision to revoke the general licence for shooting pest bird species. The move came as a big surprise and was announced 23 April 2019. Farmers were shocked to find that the three licences sanctioning such activity would […]

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Skyscrapers are killing millions of birds


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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 a huge study, conservationists now […]

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Migrating birds encounter barrier to nesting sites


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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 birds away from a sandscaping […]

Saturday, April 13th, 2019