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 [...]

4thAugust 2021

Naming the birds

04.08.21|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that there are over 7,000 English names for birds? This article in The Conversation (18 June, 2021) explores how we name birds teaches us about our changing relationship with nature.