Following Bewick Swans on their 4,500-mile migration

The conservationist and “human swan” Sacha Dench has become the first woman to cross the English Channel in a motorised paraglider during her epic 4,500-mile journey following migrating birds from the Russian tundra to Britain. The 41-year-old made history crossing the Channel on her paramotor after an eventful 10-week flight accompanying the annual migration of […]

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Alarming disappearances among our familiar countryside birds

The latestState of the UK’s Birdsreport, published today, reveals many of our most familiar countryside birds are undergoing sweeping changes with some experiencing ‘plummeting population declines’, compared with the 1990s. It is now known that in some parts of the UK these birds have disappeared completely. A section of the report looks at the UK’s […]

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Spoon-billed sandpipers get help from Leica Camera AG

The critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper has been given desperately needed financial help by German optics company, Leica Camera AG. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and their partners are attempting to stabilise the spoon-billed sandpiper population, which numbers fewer than 100 pairs in the wild, but working on the birds’ remote Russian breeding grounds and undertaking […]

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