Searching for Britain's lost singer

23 Jan 2012

The Nightingale is one of the most treasured of Britain's birds, famous for the rich tone, exceptional musicality and high volume of its territorial song. Writer Vikram Seth chose a recording of Nightingales and Lancaster Bombers from our CD 'Nightingales - a Celebration' as his desert island disc of choice.

BBS indicates that, between 1995 and 2009, the British Nightingale population decreased by 57%. This spring we are asking BTO volunteers to help with a full survey of breeding Nightingales across Britain, can you help?