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The RSPB Wildlife Charity
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' excellent website with a bird identifier, A-Z, fun facts for kids and a lot more...

List of birds of Great Britain
Comprehensive and more than just a list at Wikipedia with photos and linked pages to species as well as more general information.

British Ornithologists' Union
Founded in 1858, the BOU is one of the world’s oldest and most respected ornithological organisations with an international membership...

British Trust for Ornithology
UK charity that focuses on understanding birds and, in particular, how and why bird populations are changing.

Guide to birdwatching
Find out more about how to get the most fun and enjoyment from birdwatching with our tips and suggestions at the RSPB.

Fat Birder
An excellent resource. Of particular interest under the heading 'World Birding' leads to UK county level info for birdwatching sites and clubs.

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Latest Birds News

  • Rufous-collared Sparrow, the Grey

    Assessing the genomic basis behind phenotypic differentiation The post Rufous-collared Sparrow, the Grey appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Fragmentation in Florida

    How does habitat loss influence the genetic structure of the Brown-headed Nuthatch? The post Fragmentation in Florida appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Do back-pack transmitters affect breeding performance?

    No effect of back-pack transmitters on breeding performance in a migratory bustard The post Do back-pack transmitters affect breeding performance? appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Harike Pattan

    A forgotten treasure of migratory birds of India The post Harike Pattan appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Singing the right song

    Rufous-capped Warblers adjust their songs to the social context. The post Singing the right song appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Are closely related species always good surrogates?

    Differences in blood lead contamination between scavenging birds do not support the use of Black Vultures as a surrogate for Andean Condors The post Are closely related species always good surrogates? appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Threat of fracking to arid-zone birds

    How many species are likely to be affected? The post Threat of fracking to arid-zone birds appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Ejecting Eggs

    Who do some birds remove eggs from their nest? The post Ejecting Eggs appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Desert Island Books

    BOU Vice President, Neil Bucknell, shares his castaway ornithology books The post Desert Island Books appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • A proliferation of prinia species

    Five instead of two species in the Striated Prinia–Brown Prinia complex revealed The post A proliferation of prinia species appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • From EOU2019

    EOU2019 was an inspiring conference with a broad programme The post From EOU2019 appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Of rats and men

    A bird-related parable for the environmental crisis The post Of rats and men appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

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