This month we take a look at the human–gull conflict, we’ve published the latest results from the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Breeding Bird Survey, joined with Nature Photographers Ltd to launch a new bird photography competition and we’ve got a special pre-publication offer on the latest Collins BTO guide for you. While seven of our tagged Cuckoos have successfully made it across the desert, there’s real concern for Chris
The latest results from the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) revealed positive, short-term, trends for many UK breeding birds. From the residents such as Stonechat (+76%), Kingfisher (+50%) and Grey Wagtail (+50%), through to migrant species including Lesser Whitethroat (+34%), Tree Pipit (+31%) and Cuckoo (+27%), all increased between 2013 and 2014. However, this news remains against a backdrop of long-term declines for many, with Cuckoo having declined by 46%, Turtle Dove by 91% and Whinchat by 54% between 1995 and 2013.
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