Tag Archive for 'RSPB'

Great tit, Parus major, vulnerable to newly arrived strain of bird virus

December 21st, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

A new strain of avian pox is taking its toll on garden birds in Britain. Three papers (1,2,3) on this avian pox have been published recently in PLOS ONE. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), University of Oxford, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and RSPB report on the impact avian pox is […]

World Migratory Bird Day celebrated on 12 and 13 May 2012

May 13th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

Migratory birds undertake some of the most daring journeys in the animal kingdom, often covering thousands of kilometers to migrate. And the growing fan base of these winged adventurers is now presenting economic opportunities through sustainable tourism. On 12-13 May 2012, the economic benefits of supporting the world’s migratory bird species will be one of […]

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend 29 to 30 January 2011

January 28th, 2011 by RSPB Guernsey Group

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch takes place on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January 2011. On either Saturday or Sunday spend an hour watching and writing down the names of the birds you see in your garden.  Record the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying […]