First Observe… Then Conserve Website

This section has links to websites concerned with the conservation of birds. Some sites are resources to conservationists, others are of conservation movements and organisations or reports on conservation work but the majority are to specific conservation projects around the world.

Many of these websites are worth a visit if you are looking to see how you can help. It is not all about rare antpittas in the depths of the rain forest… each of us can help the birds in our own back yard and, by the way we live, directly effect the environment in a more positive way. At the very least we can join a society that helps to conserve the object of all our admiration; our own country`s birds themselves.

Light PollutionFor websites pertaining to light pollution and its effects on birds see the Fatbirder Migration pages.

Useful Reading
  • Bird Populations

    By Ian Newton | 496 pages | 200 colour photos and colour illustrations | Harper Collins | Hardback | Sep 2013 | ISBN: 9780007429530 Paperback | Sep 2013 ISBN: 9780007527984 Buy this book from
  • Extinct and Endangered Birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum

    A.G. Knox & M.P. Walters. 292 pages. Price ISBN: Buy this book from
  • Fighting for Birds

    25 years in nature conservation by Mark Avery | Paperback | 2012 | See Fatbirder Review ISBN: 9781907807299 Buy this book from
  • Inglorious

    By Mark Avery | Bloomsbury Publishing | Hardback | July 2015 | 304 Pages | See Fatbirder Review ISBN: 9781472917416 Buy this book from
  • Limnology and Waterfowl: Monitoring, Modelling and Management

    - Proceedings of a Symposium on Limnology and Waterfowl held in Sopron Edited by Sandor Farago and Joseph J Kerekes Series: WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION 43 362 pages, figs, tabs, maps. Wetlands International ISBN: 9630474204 Buy this book from
  • Naturalised Birds

    by Sir Christopher Lever Christopher Helm 2006 ?40See Fatbirder Review ISBN: 0713670061 Buy this book from
  • Rare Birds Yearbook 2009

    Ed Erik Hirschfeld BirdLife International with MagDig Media Ltd. ISBN: 9780955260759 Buy this book from
Museums & Universities
  • Ray Mears' Woodlore

    Woodlore - School of Wilderness Bushcraft - Survival Established 1983
  • Allerton Project

    The Allerton Project is a practical demonstration of the integration of game and wildlife conservation with profitable farming. Its aims are: To develop a system of profitable farming and land use which is compatible with the conservation of wild game and other wildlife, incorporating the principles of wise use. To carry out research into the relationship between farming methods and wildlife conservation. To provide practical, research-based information, including conservation costs to those interested and involved in managing the countryside. The project is based on the 333 hectare (824 acre) Loddington Estate in Leicestershire, owned by the Allerton Research and Educational Trust, which was established in 1992 as a memorial to Lord and Lady Allerton, the previous owners of the estate. The project is a partnership between the Allerton Trust and The Game Conservancy Trust, which carries out management and research on the estate. The farm profit and loss account is published annually in The Game Conservancy Trust`s Review, including the costs of conservation work on the farm.
  • Animal Demography Unit

    Animal Demography Unit, Deparment of Zoology, University of Cape Town - From 1 January 2008, the Avian Demography Unit (or the ADU for short) will become the Animal Demography Unit (still the ADU). What prompted this? Ever since the ADU initiated the frog atlas project a decade ago in 1998, there have been issues with the name Avian Demography Unit
  • Avicultural Society

    The Avicultural Society (based in the UK) covers the keeping and breeding of all types of birds other than domesticated varieties, and has a world-wide membership. It publishes four 48-page issues of the AVICULTURAL MAGAZINE annually, which are sent to all fully paid-up members and other subscribers. These include most top aviculturalists, as well as leading zoos, bird gardens, conservation organisations and research institutes around the world
  • Bird Atlas 2007 - 2011

    Sign-up for the British Bird Atlas
  • Bird Conservation International

    Bird Conservation International is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focusing on the major conservation issues affecting birds and their habitats. The official journal of BirdLife International
  • BirdLife International

    BirdLife International is a global Partnership of non-governmental conservation organisations with a focus on birds that works together on shared priorities, exchanging skills, achievements and information, and so growing in ability, authority and influence. BirdLife International is present in 103 countries and territories worldwide…
  • BirdSafe

    Avian mortality due to collisions with manmade structures is staggering. It is estimated more than 1 billion migrating birds are killed annually in building collisions—residential and commercial—in North America alone...
  • Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC)

    Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC) is an independent, volunteer-led, campaign group set up in 2014 by a group of experienced birders and conservationists who just like you are sick of the number of crimes being committed against wildlife. Our aim is to fight back, by 1) making the processes of Recognising, Recording, and Reporting wildlife crime as easy as possible (an initiative we term ‘the Three Rs’), 2) putting ‘eyes in the field’, and 3) highlighting how much wildlife crime takes place and what ‘the public’ really think about it
  • Birdlife International Seabird Conservation

    BirdLife International Seabird Conservation Programme: the primary role is the advocacy of seabird conservation issues to all relevant governments, non-government and intergovernmental organisations, as well as to the informed public. It is funded by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the United Kingdom`s Partner and is based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa within the Avian Demography Unit (ADU). The ADU conducts research in partnership with BirdLife South Africa, the national partner.
  • Canadian Peregrine Foundation

    Peregrine falcons made history in Ontario in 1995 when two pairs successfully nested and raised young, in Toronto and in Hamilton. Since then, more urban sites have been established throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada. Now more questions are being raised about the long-term survival of the peregrine falcon (anatum subspecies). The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is dedicated to providing whatever means are necessary to continue studying, documenting and protecting this species, not just in Ontario but throughout Canada.
  • Canal & River Trust

    Canals and rivers are a world away from every day. They’re free, open spaces we can all enjoy - and it’s our job at the Trust to keep them that way.
  • Conservation Jobs

    Conservation Jobs
    Conservation Jobs is a careers website dedicated to recruitment across all areas of the conservation sector in the United Kingdom...
  • Countryside Restoration Trust

    The Countryside Restoration Trust is a charity dedicated to the protection and restoration of countryside where quality food is produced using farming methods that encourage wildlife and enable more people to make a living from the land…
  • EDGE - Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered

    The EDGE of Existence programme highlights and conserves one-of–a-kind species that are on the verge of extinction...
  • Earthwatch

    The Centre for Field Research (CFR) was established in 1973 to develop research program for Earthwatch Institute by encouraging and evaluating proposals from scholars and scientists.
  • Ecology

    ECI was originally formed in October 1993 as The Ecology Channel, Inc. for the purpose of establishing, owning and operating a television production company and cable television network. The company was formed to focus solely on all aspects of ecology and the inter-connectivity of all living things and their environment
  • Endangered Species International

    Endangered Species International (ESI) is strongly committed to reversing the trend of human-induced species extinction, save endangered species, and preserving their vital ecosystems. We have projects worldwide to protect endangered species, and save biodiversity. We also support the use of solar energy in our projects
  • Ethical Consumer

    Ethical Consumer: The UK`s only alternative consumer organisation looking at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names
  • Goose Specialist Group

    The Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International seeks to strengthen contacts between all researchers on migratory goose populations in the northern hemisphere.
  • Harrison Institute

    The Harrison Institute seeks to promote wildlife conservation. It specialises in the study of mammals (recent and fossil) and birds and works alongside in-country scientists. It is currently running a series of projects in the Old World tropics, particularly in Southeast Asia. It welcomes participation in its field studies and expeditions. Volunteers have the opportunity to support and take part in a variety of projects and in doing so visit beautiful and often remote areas of the world.
  • Hereford Owl Rescue

    We rescue owls from anywhere in the UK
  • International Osprey Foundation

    The International Osprey Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is dedicated to the continuing recovery and preservation of the osprey, others in the raptor family, wildlife and the environment as a whole. The Foundation conducts monitoring activities, and accumulates data specific to the breeding activities of the osprey population. The data is made available through the Foundations newsletter publication and can be obtained by interested parties/organizations upon request. The Foundation issues grants for researchers whose studies involve environmental concerns. The Foundation directs and participates in all areas of wildlife and habitat maintenance and restoration.
  • Island Conservation & Ecology Group

    We eradicate introduced cats and pigs from islands to save seabird populations and endemic island birds from extinction. Among the birds we have protected are: black-vented shearwater, Xantus` murrelet, black & least storm-petrels. We are now working on the Revillagigedo Islands to save Mexico`s two most endangered birds (Townsend`s Shearwater & Socorro Mockingbird) from extinction. This organisation needs financial support - see the website and GIVE GENEROUSLY!
  • Loroparque Fundacion

    The LPF collaborates in many projects, each with one or more threatened species of parrots which benefit from the strategic conservation actions of our field-based (i.e. in-situ) programmes. Take a trip to any of these projects simply by clicking on the map or the names.
  • National Wildlife Federation

    NWF focuses its efforts on five core issue areas (Endangered Habitat, Water Quality, Land Stewardship, Wetlands, and Sustainable Communities); and pursues a range of educational projects, and activist, advocacy, and litigation initiatives, within these core areas.
  • Nature Conservancy

    The general site for this very much improved web contribution.
  • NatureServe

    Welcome to NatureServe, a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. NatureServe provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe is a product of the Association for Biodiversity Information in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
  • Oceanic Society

    Established in 1969 as a non-profit conservation organization, the Oceanic Society's primary mission is to protect marine wildlife worldwide through an integrated program of scientific research, environmental education and volunteerism. Our environmental approach is to collaborate with local communities in conservation initiatives, and to promote sustainable economies as an alternative to those that are destructive to wildlife and natural habitats.
  • Operation Turtle Dove

    Operation Turtle Dove is a project designed to reverse the decline of one of our best-loved farmland birds. Help us save them
  • Partners In Flight - U.S. Home Page

    Partners In Flight / Compa
  • Peregrine Fund

    Established in 1970, The Peregrine Fund works nationally and internationally, focusing on birds to conserve nature. We conserve nature by achieving results - results restoring species in jeopardy, conserving habitat, educating students, training conservationists, providing factual information to the public, and by accomplishing good science.
  • Project Puffin

    The National Audubon Society started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. At that time, literally all the puffin eggs in Maine were in two baskets - Matinicus Rock and Machias Seal Island. Although puffins are not an endangered species (they are abundant in Newfoundland, Iceland, and Britain); they are rare in Maine. The two surviving colonies were very vulnerable to a disaster such as an oil spill, or accidental establishment of predators such as rats or mink.
  • Rainforest Concern

    The world's tropical rainforests are the richest and most diverse habitats on earth. They represent a vast reservoir of knowledge and contain a wealth of ecosystems and wildlife, with many species yet to be discovered
  • Raptor Rescue

    An organisation dedicated to ensuring that all sick or injured birds of prey are cared for by qualified persons and that whenever possible they are released back into the wild.
  • Raptor Politics

    Speaking out for raptor conservation everywhere.
  • Sand Martin Trust

    If you are interested in birds but don`t know much about Sand Martins and so think you will not be able to help them, we are pleased to tell you that indeed you will.
  • Seabird Bycatch Project

    A Joint Project of the Institute for Fisheries Resources and the National Fisheries Conservation Center
  • Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds

    The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) is the largest single regional organization committed to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the Greater Caribbean region, including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin. The overarching objective of the SCSCB is to increase the ability of Caribbean ornithologists, resource managers, conservation organizations, institutions, and local citizens to conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats
  • Sustainable Ecosystems Institute

    Environmental problems are the number one issue facing society, and SEI is out on the front lines, dealing with these crises and conflicts on a daily basis. We are the scientists and ecologists who have spent our time in labs and in the field, building knowledge and techniques, but unless we assume a new role in society and put our expertise to use, we cannot hope to sustain vital ecosystems or the human communities which depend upon them. SEI is ready to meet this challenge, and I invite you to join me in leaving an environmental legacy that rests on a strong scientific foundation.
  • The Institute for Bird Populations

    The Institute for Bird Populations studies the abundance, vital rates, and ecology of bird populations to enable scientifically sound conservation of birds and their habitats...
  • The Pacific Islands Conservation Research Association

    The Pacific Islands Conservation Research Association (PICRA) is a U.S. federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing knowledge of Pacific species, populations, and ecosystems through unbiased scientific investigations. Our research focuses on improving understanding of islands and the conservation issues they face, and results are used in the development of applied and theoretical solutions to conservation problems. We have ongoing projects focused on endangered and threatened birds in Micronesia and Polynesia.
  • Traffic

    TRAFFIC`s mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC`s work is neither easier nor closer to completion than it was in the mid-1970s when TRAFFIC was founded largely to assist in the implementation of CITES. CITES now covers some 30 000 plant and animal species and has more than 150 member countries. These member countries face ever-more complex issues in determining how best to ensure that trade does not threaten the survival of species.
  • Tropical Rainforest Coalition

    Tropical Rainforest Coalition (TRC) believes that individuals can make a difference. Looking back, we can say we have. Established in 1991 during World Rainforest Week, TRC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has made a significant impact on the preservation of rainforests and indigenous people. TRC builds coalitions between individuals, corporations, businesses, learning institutions and non-governmental organizations seeking to reverse the unsustainable use of the rainforests
  • UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF)

    The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) exists to promote the coordinated conservation of the diverse and increasingly threatened plant and animal species and natural habitats of the UK Territories Overseas. It aims to do this by providing assistance in the form of expertise, information and liaison between non-governmental organisations and governments, both in the UK and in the Territories themselves.
  • Vital Rates of North American Landbirds

    This website provides results of temporal and spatial analyses of capture-mark-recapture and constant-effort capture-rate data on 158 landbird species collected as part of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program between 1992 and 2006. The objectives of these analyses are to provide estimates of, and explore relationships among, the vital rates and demographic parameters of each of these species in order to provide hypotheses regarding the demographic drivers of temporal and spatial variation in their population dynamics, especially as these results may help inform research, management, and conservation efforts for them.
  • VulPro - African Vulture Conservation

    VulPro approaches vulture conservation in an integrated, multidisciplinary fashion, with the benefits from the programme accruing to both vultures and society at large. VulPro combines education and good science, with networking, capacity building and knowledge generation. The veterinary disciplines of toxicology, pharmacology, clinical pathology and medicine are combined with the science of GSM/GPS telemetry and the banking of genetic and DNA resources, with the goal being to positively influence the well-being of our natural resources to ultimately benefit society. In this regard, VulPro engages in a number of interrelated activities, and uses a variety of resources, in endeavouring to meet its objectives.
  • Wader Quest

    Wader Quest is a charity that aims to get more people directly involved in wader conservation through Community Wader Conservation projects, or indirectly as a Friend or Sponsor of Wader Quest. Raising funds for, and awareness about, wader conservation.
  • Woodland Trust

    Find your nearest woodland [in the UK] that is managed for conservation.
  • Working Group on International Waderbird and Wetland Research

    The Working Group on International Waderbird and Wetland Research (WIWO) was established in 1983, in order to create a well-defined and accessible intermediary between financing organisations and governmental bodies on the one hand, and volunteer ornithologists interested in studying waterbirds in countries with little own potential for such studies on the other
  • World Barn Owl Trust

    Barn Owls are now so rare that they have special protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) - under which it is an offence to intentionally disturb these birds while they are preparing to nest or during the actual process of breeding
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre

    WCMC is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the location and management of information on the conservation and sustainable use of the world`s living resources. These pages will guide you to global data on bio-diversity and information relating to WCMC`s activities in this field.
  • World Land Trust

    The World Land Trust is a UK based conservation charity, concerned with the protection of the world`s most biologically important and threatened habitats. Our mission is to: Protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world, to conserve their biological diversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species. To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and commitment among the people living in the project areas. To raise awareness in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation, to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fund raising
  • Young People's Trust for the Environment

    The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity which aims to encourage young people's understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability
Guides & Tour Operators
  • Ecovolunteer

    You could say that Ecovolunteer is a travel agent. But the trips we organize are not your average holidays. They bring you to places that are not accessible to tourists. Where you get the possibility to protect nature and its inhabitants. By helping local organizations with their conservation projects. This makes an Ecovolunteer trip both a rewarding and an unforgettable experience
Other Links
  • 5000 Mile Project

    Couple are first to run the length of South America unsupported!
  • Audubon Society Priority Bird Species

    Audubon’s priority bird species are birds of significant conservation need, for which our actions, over time, can lead to measurable improvements in status. Eighteen 
are Red WatchList species, 23 are Yellow WatchList species, and eight are Vulnerable Common Birds. The breadth of this list reflects the dramatic loss of habitat and the pervasive threats that confront birds and wildlife.
  • Biosphere Expeditions

  • Birding140

    Birding140 is intended as a scientific information platform dedicated to the world of birds. Its objective, as well as contributing to an increased knowledge of birds by the public in general, is to promote economic activities compatible with the conservation of the natural environment such as birdwatching tourism and all activities which aimed at sustainability
  • Birds are for Watching

    The campaign against the trade in birds trapped in the wild and sold as pets
  • Birds on the IUCN Red List

    The IUCN Red List of threatened species is widely considered to be the most objective and authoritative system for classifying species in terms of the risk of extinction. Information on a taxon's population size, population trends and range size are applied to standard quantitative criteria to determine its IUCN Red List Category (Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened or Least Concern)

    The international wildlife trade, worth billions of dollars annually, has caused massive declines in the numbers of many species of animals and plants. The scale of over-exploitation for trade aroused such concern for the survival of species that an international treaty was drawn up in 1973 to protect wildlife against such over-exploitation and to prevent international trade from threatening species with extinction. Known as CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, entered into force on 1 July 1975 and now has a membership of 145 countries. These countries act by banning commercial international trade in an agreed list of endangered species and by regulating and monitoring trade in others that might become endangered.
  • Cats - Bird Advocates - BLOG

    Americans are going to have to wake up and become more vocal and dedicated at protecting our wild life than the feral cat enablers are at allowing cats to kill them. Cats are cute, yes, but a feral cat munching on a clutch of a threatened bird species is not. Trap, neuter, release programs produce a healthier, more efficient killing machine. All they are doing is enabling the cats in their destruction. TNR enthusiasts claim if you remove one cat another moves in. Okay, no problem, I remove that one, too. Euthanasia of the millions of feral cats now killing billions of native animals each year is the only effective answer.
  • Cats - Cats Indoors Campaign

    The American Bird Conservancy has launched a citizen education and action campaign to end the massive and unnecessary loss of birds and other wildlife to predation by domestic cats. Scientists estimate that free-roaming cats (owned, stray, and feral) kill hundreds of millions of birds and possibly more than a billion small mammals in the U.S. each year. Cats kill not only birds that frequent our backyards, such as the Eastern Towhee, American Goldfinch, and Song Sparrow, but also WatchList species such as the Snowy Plover, Wood Thrush, and Black-throated Blue Warbler, and endangered species such as the Least Tern and Piping Plover
  • Cats - Feral Cat Control in the UK

    As well as over 7 million pet cats, Britain has around 1 million feral cats. Strayed or abandoned pets, including pedigree cats, swell the feral cat population, presenting British animal welfare societies (humane societies, SPCAs) with a massive ongoing problem
  • Centre for Ocean Health

    The Center for Ocean Health serves as a focal point for scientific research, education, and policy programs that address ocean conservation and management issues. By fostering interactions between university researchers, government agencies, and conservation organizations, the center encourages the integration of research and policy efforts to protect and manage marine ecosystems and biodiversity…
  • Colour Ringed Birds - ID help needed

    During the recent years the amount a different colour-ring projects has boomed. To try to order these CR projects, the European colour-ring Birding © website has been created. Despite an obligation (for the -future- project leaders) to contact the different CR co-ordinators and despite the continuous up-date of this web-page, some CR birds are impossible to trace. Therefor this page has been created. Do please keep in mind that, in order to avoid overlapping of CR schemes, you are strongly requested - well before starting a CR scheme - to contact the colour-ring co-ordinator (see list) for the different CR-projects. Only with his agreement you can start a CR project and will be mentioned in this page.
  • Cormorant Busters

    This website is about the campaign against cormorants by anglers
  • DIY Nesting Boxes, Feeders etc.

  • Ecolaw

    The Web community for resolving conflict by linking ecologists and developers in the UK and Ireland
  • Environmental Data Services Ltd

    ENDS publishes an in-depth monthly professional journal and a daily internet-based news briefing on European environmental affairs.
  • Expeditions - Frontier

    Join Frontier`s research teams working in remote and exotic tropical environments. Save endangered wildlife, protect threatened tropical coral reefs and forests. Build sustainable livelihoods for the world`s most impoverished communities. Gain vocational qualifications and experience conservation in action
  • FLAP - Fatal Light Awareness Program

    Would you give up a few hours of sleep a week to save this red-headed woodpecker? This is just one of dozeens of endagered birds that collide with human-buit structures. His life and the future of his species could depend on you
  • Farmland Birds

    One small pastoral farm, one blog
  • Green Birding

    GreenBirding is caring for the habitats that birds live in close to our homes so that we can enjoy them longer. It encourages us to become experts on the wildlife close to where we live, on our patches. It does not involve lengthy carbon-emitting car trips hunting rarities. It just makes sense. Please help spread this idea in the birding community by registering your name - thank you
  • Habitat

    Wildlife news from the British Isles
  • Implementation of the RAMSAR Convention

    Ramsar convention and notes from the Rio conference including Agenda 21.
  • Important Bird Areas (USA)

    The worldwide response to habitat loss
  • InfoNatura

    Welcome to InfoNatura, a source for conservation information on the birds and mammals of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Malaysia Wildlands Project

    Malaysia Wildlands Project aims to protect and restore the natural heritage of Malaysia through the establishment of a connected system of wildlands
  • Modern Farming and wild birds

    An extract from the late Chris Mead`s excellent book about declining birds in the UK: In 1997 I walked 600 metres down a tramline - where the wheels of the tractor go through the crop - in a field of wheat. The only plants I encountered were wheat except for four individual plants of goose grass. There were no visible insects and the birds were all around the field margin.
  • National Wetlands Inventory

    Profiles of the leading organisations and people in wetland conservation in the US.
  • New Zealand Translocation Projects

    Little spotted kiwi became extinct on the mainland by about 1970, but survived because a few birds were introduced to predator-free Kapiti Island in 1912 or 1923, where they grew to the present population of about 1000. There were translocations to Hen, Red Mercury, and Long Islands in the 1980s, all of which appear to have been successful at establishing populations
  • Peter Robinson - Professional Bird Services

    Prosecutor, bird expert and senior criminal investigator with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds from 1974 to 1990, with subsequent experience as defence expert witness and advisor. Criminal court experience England, Scotland and Wales
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    Detailed info on every wetland in the world which is part of the campaign to save wetlands.
  • Rarebird

  • Songbird Survival

    They say: For the last two years a small group of amateur ornithologists who are concerned about the loss of the small bird populations have been meeting to discuss the cause of these rapid declines in the populations of some of our once common birds. An email to UKBN said: Yes, they surfaced about a year ago soon after the publication of the Report of the UK Working Group on Raptors. They seem to have just undergone a re-launch because there was a short piece about them in the Shooting Times a week or two ago in which they claimed that hundreds of people were joining them, including lots of disaffected RSPB members. The article also said they were commissioning some research to show how habitat management combined with control of raptors will restore songbird numbers, though they don`t explain how they are going to demonstrate this without actually doing some control! The original half-dozen founders included at least two people with strong links to the Racing Pigeon fraternity. Their Scottish contact is Linda Brooks who just happens to be secretary of the Scottish Homing Union and a critic of the Working Group Report!
  • The Bald Ibis

    Conservation site…
  • The Golden Eagle Trust Limited

    Following many years of pre-project planning, the Golden Eagle project started in earnest in 1999, when the Irish Raptor Study Group and the Curlew Trust Limited agreed that they would combine their resources and energies in a new joint venture and would work with Dúchas (now the National Parks and Wildlife Service) and the Scottish authorities with a view to implementing the Irish Golden Eagle Reintroduction project proposal. The vehicle used by the Irish Raptor Study Group/Curlew Trust Limited to implement the project was the Golden Eagle Trust Limited, which is a fully registered Irish charity.
  • The State of the Nations Birds - by Chris Mead

    As a special service to Bird On! readers, the [late] author and publisher have granted permission for us to display the entire text of each individual species description (without their illustrations, and without the extensive chapters on habitats and other aspects of our birds lives). You may start your search for information here.
  • Top 100 Forestry Resources

    Forestry is defined as the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, and conserving forests and other resources to meet a variety of goals and for the benefit of humans and the world at large. This broad term covers a multitude of occupations, organizations, and causes. As such, there are a many fantastic forestry resources available online, and it can be challenging to sort through all of them. We here at have done that for you by compiling this list of 100 top forestry resources. We based selections on a variety of factors including traffic, search ranking, quality of content, and their overall success in achieving forestry
  • UK BBS population trends

    The BBS is a line-transect survey based on randomly-located 1-km squares. Squares are chosen through stratified random sampling, with more squares in areas with more potential volunteers. The difference in sampling effort is taken into account when calculating trends
  • US Bird Rescue Groups

    Lists of links throughout the US
  • Vulture Rescue

    Trying to combat the recent severe decline amongst Indian sub-continent vultures
  • Wildlife Gardening

    Webbs Barn Cottage in Oxfordshire is where Jenny Steel's garden is based
  • World List of Threatened Birds

    The list is now carried by the worldtwitch website

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