16thMay 2024

Life as a wader

16.05.24|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , |

This post in Scotland’s Nature (8 May 2024) shines the spotlight on wading birds. Read about the threats they face with insights into the various species, their habitats and lifestyles.

25thJanuary 2023

The Joy of Birds: The benefits of counting or rating birds for joy

25.01.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This article in Finding Nature (January 25, 2023) explores the positive impact of changing a nature experience into a more emotional experience. Research findings suggest that activating a sense of joy while bird watching heightens the benefits further. Check out the list of bird species were shown, in this study, to [...]

24thMay 2022

How do you count gull nests – with a bag of flour of course!

24.05.22|Categories: Places, Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This post by Forvie National Nature Reserve (15 May 2022) shares the story of how the annual census of Forvie’s Black-headed Gull colony is carried out. Check out ' 25 kilograms of flour and 6,000 eggs'.  It also shares a lot of numbers! This provides a great opportunity to introduce [...]

9thFebruary 2022

Join RSPB’s Big Schools Birdwatch with Wild Challenge; 5 January – 21 February.

09.02.22|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Help your pupils participate in RSPB’s Big Schools Birdwatch, contributing to a countrywide data collection. Prepare in advance a safe and sheltered bird feeding station in view of the classroom, and spend an hour recording birds with free resources from the website. This activity also earns you awards with RSPB’s [...]

7thDecember 2021

One in four UK bird species now endangered

07.12.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

This article in the Conversation (1 December 2021) highlights the gloomy news that house martin, swift and greenfinch have joined the red list of the UK’s most endangered birds. The data on the UK’s breeding and wintering birds reflects the work led by thousands of citizen scientists, environmental charities and [...]