A new trip report from South America, by Don Taylor, has been added to the website, find out if his quest to see 4 Snipe Species was successful! click Here
Elmley Marshes update
Alan Johnson from the RSPB provides an update on the future of the Elmley Marshes - click here.
A new trip report has been uploaded to the website, to read about Don Taylors Antarctic expedition he made earlier this year, click here
Brendan Ryan recently visited Cambodia, and his report has now been added to the Trip reports pages, click here for a read, and see some eye catching birds :-)
John Van Der Dol has kindly submitted a trip report from the three African countries of Zambia, Botswana & Namibia. Click here to read.
Save our Nightingales!
A new phase of public consultation over the proposal to build 5000 or so new houses at Chattenden has just begun, and RSPB is asking anyone who is concerned about the possible loss of this major Nightingale concentration to write to Medway Council, making their views known.To find out more about the case and for advice on how to help please click here.
Click on the 'How you can help' tab for tips on the best ways to contribute. As RSPB point out, letters coming from those resident in the Medway Council area will be especially valuable. In 2012, the Chattenden area held 84 singing male Nightingales. The BTO have just issued a provisional estimate of the 2012 national population, of 6250-6550. This makes Chattenden nationally important, holding over 1% of the total, and Natural England are likely to be considering designating the area as an SSSI for its Nightingales, as well as other features of interest. If possible can any of you interested in helping, do something quite quickly? The consultation ends on 25th February.