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Mallard by Jill Pakenham

Waterbirds in the UK 2015/16

Published today, WITUK 2015/16 shows that Mallard reaches a record low, Herring Gull is the most numerous gull on the open coast and the Velvet Scoter index reaches its highest for ten years. Read the full WeBS and NEWS report.

Peckham the Cuckoo by BTO

The Cuckoos are back

The arrival of Peckham back in the country on 21 May saw all of the satellite tagged Cuckoos we are currently following back in the UK. Peckham still has to make his way back to the Yorkshire Dales, the site at which he was tagged in May 2015. Follow them all as they move around their breeding locations.

Bird Table

A Brand New Look for Bird Table

This month saw the launch of our redesigned quarterly magazine for Garden BirdWatchersThe design is refreshed, modern and features fantastic articles on wildlife gardening, and keeps you up to date with our results. We are proud of the new look, so we want to share it!

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YBOTY 2016 winner George Dunbar, with BTO CEO Andy Clements and TV presenter Mike Dilger (Image by SBOT)

Calling all young birders

As part of the Spurn Bird Observatory 2017 Migration Festival, the organisers once again hope to find the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of The Year.The competition is open to all young British birders. If you will be aged sixteen or under on Saturday 9 September 2017, and know the difference between a Meadow Pipit and Tree Pipit, and feel you can communicate this to someone else, you probably have what it takes to enter.