BTO Bird Camp: The Next Generation

So last year I was fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in the British Trust of Ornithology's (BTO) first ever Young Birders Camp, an event aimed to increase avian knowledge as well as giving support & advice on getting involved in BTO surveying methods, how to get into the conservation sector along with …

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Burton Mere Wetlands: A Childhood Dream

Whilst on a stroll around Birkenhead I got word that a Buff-bellied Sandpiper had been discovered just down the road at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands by the sites manager Colin Wells; The fact that this bird represents only the 1st twichable BBS on the Wirral since 1973 in itself meant that this would be a must …

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Belvide Reservoir: Spotted Sandpiper

The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) is one of the most widespread and abundant sandpipers to be found across the Americas with it's breeding range as far north as Alaska with a wintering range stretching all the way to the southern tip of Chile. As it is with the majority of Nearctic waders (Western Sandpiper, Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs & Semipalmated Plover etc.),  every …

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