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Cuckoo locations 27.4.17

Cuckoos complete desert crossing

So far, five of our satellite tagged Cuckoos have completed the desert crossing. Selborne is back on his breeding grounds in the New Forest but, Bill, the latest of the Cuckoos to cross the desert, looks like he may have died in Morocco after his efforts. Three Cuckoos are now in continental Europe and could arrive back in the UK anytime while Peckham is in Ghana and yet to attempt his Saharan crossing. Follow our Cuckoo tracking Project.
House Martin by Doug Welch

House Martin Survey 2017

House Martins are in trouble and we are calling on members of the public to follow and record the nesting activity of House Martins to help us understand why. If you have House Martins breeding nearby, please take part in the House Martin Survey.

Mistle Thrush by Jill Pakenham

GBW annual results

The Garden BirdWatch annual results, just published, show mixed fortunes for our garden birds in 2016. Good numbers of Red-listed Song and Mistle Thrushes provided a winter highlight, whilst Greenfinches were seen in the lowest number of gardens ever.
State of UK Birds 2016 cover

The State of the UK's Birds 2016

More than one quarter of UK birds are in need of urgent conservation effort with Curlew, Puffin and Nightingale joining the growing list of threatened species – but there is good news for some. Read the full SUKB report.