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eBird and Bird Track- Bringing ornithology into the 21st century

By: Amy Hall
14 September 2018

Ornithology is an ancient practise, reflecting a long held fascination in the avian aspect of our natural world. Look at early art from almost any culture, and there will be a depiction of a bird, or several. The winged wonders of the world, it is … 

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Fair Isle: Dream Isle

By: Elliot Montieth
11 September 2018

Fair Isle; it’s a small isolated island no more than three miles long and a mile wide situated in the North Sea just 24 miles south of mainland Shetland. For those reading this who are Birders then this isle of legend needs no introduction, … 

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HOS Young Birders Camp 2018

By: Tommy Saunders
17 August 2018

This year was the first year that HOS, together with The Cameron Bespolka Trust, organised a wildlife and nature camp for young birders and naturalists in the New Forest. After three years of the BTO running their young birders camp up in Thetford, … 

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Cornell Trip Report

By: Elliot Montieth
1 August 2018

For the past 2 years now The Cameron Bespolka Trust has awarded a scholarship for one young British ornithologist to attend a young birders event at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York state. For the first time in 2016, Hampshire& … 

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Gorgeous glow worms

By: Amy Hall
11 July 2018

One of my wildlife highlights of the summer is actually something that draws me out after the long sunny days, as it can only be appreciated after dark.

Of course, I am talking about glow worms (Lampyris noctiluca) which I have been enjoying for … 

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