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Ecology of Birds: Population

Grey heron wading in the UK

Another aspect of ecology is the study of factors which promote or limit the growth of populations. Sometimes fluctuations occur when, for various reasons, populations may increase rapidly and then a hard spell of weather may reduce the numbers appreciably. … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by admin
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Birdwatching: The Lives of Birds

Field Guide

In the previous sections, I have been writing about the way to watch and count birds and the equipment such as binoculars, field guides and field notebook that you will need. Now it is time to look at the ways … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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How to Meet Other Birders

How to meet people Unless you are a complete ‘loner’ you can increase your enjoyment of birdwatching by joining one of the bird societies, clubs, or RSPB members’ groups which exist in most counties. In some heavily populated areas there … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Birding Journals and Magazines

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Because birdwatching is so popular both as a form of recreation and as a science, and can be practised by amateurs as well as professionals, several journals are published, each with a slightly different editorial policy. Birds is published quarterly … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Methods for Recording Birding Field Notes

field notes on a rare bird

Field notebooks Together with a pair of binoculars and a field guide, the most important aid that a birdwatcher will need is a field notebook. This, as the name implies, is for use in the field, and is used to … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Introduction to Bird Watching

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We can watch birds in so many different ways and derive pleasure from most, if not all, of them. We often start by looking at birds in our gardens, sometimes from our kitchen windows, perhaps intrigued by their tameness. Gradually, … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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