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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

  • Down, but most definitely not out

    BOU President, Juliet Vickery, reflects on the impacts of Covid-19 The post Down, but most definitely not out appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Fledging into the wild

    What determines survival of juvenile Barn Swallows during the post-fledgling period? The post Fledging into the wild appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Urban birds need to be smart or fast-breeding

    Brain size and life history interact to predict urban tolerance in birds The post Urban birds need to be smart or fast-breeding appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Tracking Red-billed Tropicbirds

    Investigating the foraging ecology of tropicbirds around Cape Verde The post Tracking Red-billed Tropicbirds appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Best ECR IBIS paper – 2019

    And the winner is . . . The post Best ECR IBIS paper – 2019 appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Conservation in Action: BBCT helps Britain’s terns

    The National Trust’s Blakeney Point on the coast of North Norfolk is famous for its breeding terns in summer and grey seals in winter. Unfortunately the number of undisturbed places where terns... The post Conservation in Action: BBCT helps Britain’s terns appeared first on British Birds.

  • IBIS special issue

    Avian Migration and Movement The post IBIS special issue appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Decline of the cuckoo

    What factors are responsible for decrease in Cuckoo numbers across the UK? The post Decline of the cuckoo appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • #BOUscicommAwards – The Winners!

    It’s a pleasure to announce the winners of our first-ever science communication awards! The post #BOUscicommAwards – The Winners! appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • New insights from old eggs

    The shape and thickness of Great Auk eggs The post New insights from old eggs appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

  • Conservation in action: The Petrel Station

    One of the least-well-known breeding species on the island of Skokholm, off the Pembrokeshire coast, is the European Storm-petrel. Storm-petrels return to their nest sites on land mostly under cover of darkness,... The post Conservation in action: The Petrel Station appeared first on British Birds.

  • #WSTC6 – 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference

    Information including keynotes and abstract submission (until 15 March) The post #WSTC6 – 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

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