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Tickets are now on sale for Spurn Migration Festival 2019. The festival runs from 6-8 September and will celebrate the autumn migration of birds. The keynote talk is by Professor of Ornithology, Per Alstrom, and will be followed during the weekend by many others exploring the spectacle of migration, and of course there will be birds.

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As part of our quest to improve our understanding of bird migration we have been satellite-tracking Cuckoos that breed here in the UK. This work has revealed the wintering grounds of UK Cuckoos in Africa and the routes they take to get there and back. We've been tracking twelve Cuckoos since last summer and now the first birds have made it back...

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Get a quick round-up of the key changes to the relaunched BTO website.

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The latest results from the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey, to which BBS volunteers contribute, have just been published.

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Puffin numbers remain stable, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull both increase and Mediterranean Gull breeds in its highest numbers in 2018. You can read about the fortunes of 20 seabird species in the latest Northern Ireland Seabird Report...

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Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and the BTO are welcoming all young birders to take part in something special, the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder event. This Spurn Migration Festival tradition is named after the late Martin Garner, a knowledgable, inspiring and encouraging birder who shared his expertise and passion for birds with...

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February 14 sees the start of the 22nd National Nest Box Week. To encourage people to put up a nest box the BTO has produced a new 'essential guide' full of useful information on what to look for when buying, siting and looking after a nest box.

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Help support our work by taking part in this year's spring raffle. Included in the prizes is a professionally-guided birdwatching break for two in southern Portugal and five chances to win a garden bird food hamper....

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What a year 2018 was! From the ‘Beast from the East’ to the summer heatwave, Britain’s birds had to contend with extreme weather, and our hard-working volunteers were on hand to tell us just how they fared. It was another successful year for BTO science, and we also took part in many successful events, both in the flesh and...

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Robinson, Sherwood and Thomas have all made northerly flights during the last few days, undertaking the very first leg of the long journey back to the UK. The average spring arrival date for Cuckoo in the UK is 19 April - they have a long way to go yet, follow their...

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