All posts tagged: Birds

What to do if you find a baby bird

It can be common at this time of year to see young birds sitting on the ground without any sign of their parents. However, the RSPB is asking bird lovers across the nation to resist the urge to help ‘abandoned’ fledglings, no matter how helpless they look. Each year, the RSPCA’s wildlife centres care for […]

Beautiful books for bird lovers

Birds in the Ancient World by Jeremy Mynott Published by Oxford University Press – £16.99 (new to paperback) Jeremy Mynott’s fascinating book explores the many different roles birds played in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and how they impressed upon the imagination to influence the literature and art of the time. Using quotations from the […]

Connect with nature for a boost to wellbeing

Spending time in nature and green spaces can relieve stress and anxiety with people reporting to feel much happier and healthier following an activity outdoors. In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, and for those staying at home, The Wildlife Trusts has issued some simple tips and ideas to keep active while looking after yourself […]

Great Island Adventure Safaris of Madagascar

Great Island Adventure Safaris is based in Antananarivo in Madagascar and offers tailor-made tours to explore the island, still relatively unknown to visitors from the UK and Europe. The company specialises in birding, wildlife watching, trekking and ‘off the beaten track’ wilderness adventures. Fifty National Parks and nature reserves provide ample opportunity for nature discovery […]

Top tips for wildlife photography using your smartphone

The RSPCA’s Big Garden Bird Watch takes place this weekend 25th to 27th January 2020 with thousands expected to be out in force for the world’s largest wildlife survey. If you’re looking to record sightings using your smartphone, it’s now possible to capture excellent wildlife photography with just your handset. Modern smartphone cameras are regularly packed with […]

Beautiful new arrivals for Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm has introduced several stunning new butterfly species and tropical birds to their collection this summer. After months of careful sourcing, the seldom-seen Dero Clearwing, from the rainforests of Columbia, the Procilla Beauty, from Costa Rica and the Blue Pansy, from Thailand can now be seen on display. In addition, three new Kakarikis […]

Celebrate nature at Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county next month. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, Birdfair is […]

Free Birdsong Radio app launched by RSPB

To celebrate our glorious UK birdlife – and to highlight the devastating loss of over 40 million birds from the UK in 50 years – the RSPB has launched a free birdsong radio app. Broadcasting a soothing soundscape featuring species in serious decline, such as the turtle dove, nightingale, snipe, greenfinch and curlew, Birdsong Radio […]

Aviary introduces new technology to aid Asian songbird appeal

Visitors to the Victorian aviary at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire can now help Asian songbirds with one tap using new contactless payment units to donate. The ‘Silent Forest: Asian Songbird Crisis’ campaign was launched by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to highlight the devastating effect of South-East Asian songbirds being taken from the […]