Latest BBS report from BTO/JNCC/RSPB

The latest excellent BBS (and WBBS) report arrived through my letterbox last week. It’s a concise and beautiful report which is a model of comprehensible summary of somewhat complex data. If you want to know how a wide variety of commoner and widespread birds are faring in the UK, and often in individual nations or…

BBS 2

Last weekend I did the second visit to one of my BBS squares. It was later in the allowable time than usual because everything has been later than usual for a while in my life. I wasn’t very optimistic about seeing lots of birds but the aim of the BBS is to record the birds…

RSPB press release – Black-tailed Godwits

Today (28 June) sees the final release of hand-raised black-tailed godwits as part of an emergency intervention which has thrown the critically endangered wetland bird a lifeline and helped increase its chances of survival. Data collected by a five year partnership between the RSPB and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) called Project Godwit, shows the…

What you think of the new RSPB logo

I asked what you thought of the new RSPB logo and this is how you responded: Those figures ought to please the RSPB – a majority of people are positive and very few hate it. And let’s be clear, everyone will get used to it. This poll wasn’t a carefully selected representative sample of the…