Birdwatching

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Country diary: An Arctic rarity has caused a stir | Claire Stares
Langstone, Hampshire: Hunkered down out of the wind, away from its cackling cousins, is a lone Sabine’s gull

Claire Stares

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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‘Gold mist lingers over frozen marshes’: eight great UK winter walks
With its stark beauty and quieter paths, it’s the ideal season for exploring. Our writers tread routes with a theme, from art and architecture to birds and rivers

Guardian writers

31, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Did our country diarist get the big calls right? | Letter
Letter: Jayne Lee Wilson wonders if the bird call heard by Paul Evans was a fieldfare rather than a redwing

27, Dec, 2022 @6:23 PM

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‘We need to be braver’: young naturalists on the world beyond Cop15
Birdwatchers Mya, Arjun and Kabir have grown up seeing the effects of wildlife decline. They talk about what inspires them, their hopes for future action and how everyone can connect with the nature on their doorstep

Phoebe Weston

05, Dec, 2022 @11:54 AM

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Birdwatch: why coots and their ‘friends’ are worth a closer look
The ‘funny black ducks’ from my youth are often near a gadwall – and I was shocked to learn why

Stephen Moss

09, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A walk on the wild side: explore the Avalon Marshes, Somerset
In the shadow of Glastonbury Tor, on the Somerset Levels, our writer discovers a wetland wonderland for wildlife

Stephen Moss

02, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A birdwatching trip back in time: ‘What pre-mammal New Zealand would’ve been like’
Just outside Dunedin, kākā chatter, ancient lizards hatch their eggs, and baby kiwis fatten up to fighting weight in a predator-free sanctuary

Kate Hennessy

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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September gales bring seabirds to Britain’s shores
Change in weather is opportunity for keen birders to see species that rarely venture close to land

Stephen Moss

15, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Waterfalls, stargazing and buzzards: the Moffat walking festival in Scotland’s southern uplands
The elegant town of Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway proves a great base for exploring nearby rewilded landscapes, beautiful gardens and wildlife – with astronomy a bonus

Jane Dunford

14, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Birdgirl by Mya-Rose Craig review – a prodigy takes flight
How birdwatching helped an extraordinary young woman and her family through testing times

Natasha Walter

14, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Birdwatcher Mya-Rose Craig: ‘The nature sector is decades behind in terms of diversity’
The birder and activist on increasing access to nature, why it’s important to be an optimist, and the joys of Cambridge University’s Taylor Swift society

Tim Lewis

19, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Country diary: Suddenly I crave to hear a willow warbler
Sandy, Bedfordshire: The songbird section of spring is nearing a close, so I dash off to the heath

Derek Niemann

08, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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