Bird Atlas Tracks Trends in Britain and Ireland

Bird Atlas Tracks Trends in Britain and Ireland

December 17, 2013 by  
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Featuring more than 1,300 maps describing patterns of distribution for nearly 300 bird species, the new British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Bird Atlas 2007-11 has recently been released to the public. This comprehensive study of bird distribution trends in Britain and Ireland was compiled from data gathered by more than 40,000 volunteers over a period of four summers…

Red Kites Return to North of Ireland

July 24, 2008 by  
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After an absence of about 200 years, the magnificent Red Kite with its more than five foot wingspan, rusty-red coloring, distinctive forked tail, black wing tips and white patches under each wing, will once again grace the skies of County Down in Northern Ireland. The RSPB recently released twenty-seven Red Kite chicks in the County Down area as part of a pan-UK and Ireland reintroduction program.