Birdwatching

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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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This ‘super reserve’ is not just for the birds. It could change the landscape of Britain | Stephen Moss
A wildlife-watcher’s paradise, the Somerset site will also serve as a blueprint for sustainable countryside management

Stephen Moss

22, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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10 of the best UK birdwatching breaks
Combining areas rich in birdlife with birder-friendly places to stay, these breaks offer truly immersive birdwatching experiences

Sarah Turner

15, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Birdwatch: the ruff – which was named first, the collar or the bird?
Our author spots four of these striking birds as they pause their migration at the Somerset Levels

Stephen Moss

11, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘An unmissable spring spectacle’: readers’ favourite places to spot birds
Migrant birds like swallows and wheatears are arriving in the UK at the end of epic journeys. Our tipsters share their favourite places to see them

Guardian readers

05, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Do birders make good tourists? ‘In the 90s you’d get some deeply suspicious looks’
Birdwatchers can be eccentric visitors but a recent report found they spend big in regional Australia

Jo Stewart

01, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Annual bird count in UK gardens raises hopes for greenfinch
RSPB scientists say small increase in sightings points to first signs of recovery of beleaguered species

Helena Horton Environment reporter

08, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Birdwatch: St Lucia parrot adds colour to independence day celebrations
Thanks to species conservation work, the island’s national bird has been flourishing since the first independence day in 1979

Stephen Moss

09, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What to see on a winter walk: an experts’ guide to spotting birds, fungi and fossils
With the landscape laid bare, now is the perfect time to explore the stark UK countryside

Kevin Rushby

05, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A peculiar beauty: strolling on a new trail around Kent’s Hoo peninsula
A newly created stretch of the England Coast Path opens up a remote part of the Thames estuary filled with the calls of seabirds

Jane Dunford

12, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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You don’t need to travel long distances to spot birds, Britain’s twitchers urged
Young birdwatchers encourage enthusiasts to find species in their own patch, and to travel on foot or by bike

James Tapper

01, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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