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Conservation and Bird Protection

RSPB Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park

Man is one of the most important agents in affecting the distribution of birds or even affecting their chances of survival in the world today. In the comparatively short time that man has been of sufficient a force he has … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by admin
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Reproductive System of Birds

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Kolkata, ...

In male birds the two testes lie within the body cavity fairly close to the kidneys. From each of these there is a minute duct leading to the cloaca. Adult female birds, unlike other vertebrates, have only one functional ovary … Continue reading

27. September 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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The Sport of Birdwatching

Whilst I have been rather denigrating the pursuit of listing birds as the be-all and end-all of birdwatching, it would be wrong never to relax and spend a day just seeing how many birds you can locate. This can be … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Birding: Where to See Birds

great spotted woodpecker female foraging for grubs

Birds can be found everywhere from city centres and industrial areas to the most luxuriant and ancient woodlands and reedy marshlands. Some can be very obvious like the Blackbirds and Robins in your garden, although both can be very inconspicuous … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Birdwatching: Field Behaviour

Field behaviour is one aspect of birdwatching in which some people can be rather weak. Two points must always be remembered: firstly, most land, even the foreshore, belongs to someone; secondly, it is important to show a deep concern for … 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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Understanding Bird Photography

Mallard (Male), Burnaby Lake Regional Park (Pi...

Bird Photography Photography is an enormous subject about which many books have already been written. I am really writing this website for the birdwatcher who wants to take photographs but also wants to remain a birdwatcher. Rightly or wrongly I … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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