Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus Most of us will be familiar with this large member of the snake-eagle family. It is fairly common throughout the region and especially so during migration periods. There are two recognised subspecies. Circaetus gallicus gallicus that breed with us, also … Continue readingBird of the Month – September 2020
There are signs of hope for our members involved in the nature tourism industry. Both our guides and those providing accommodation might take heart from a recent survey canvassing views from tourism experts. According to latest research, the tourism sector most likely to recover the … Continue readingHope for the future?
April saw the beginning for the northern migration of European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus. Numbers can be spectacular and provide us with one of the greatest sights of visible migration imaginable in Europe. At their peak up to 91,000 individuals have been counted on migration … Continue readingBird of the Month – April 2020
So many days spent in this infernal lockdown, so many days to study my garden birds. All this at a time when I am normally overseas and leading birding tours, so to spend time on my home birds is a new experience for this time … Continue readingMy Lockdown Garden Bird List
My last short article was inspired by Peter Jones suggestion; to note the species that we’ve seen in our gardens or land since the commencement of the lockdown. At the time of that piece (April 1) my tally was 51 species, in the intervening 11 … Continue readingGarden Birding and now a lull
Generally speaking February can be a quiet month for birding. Winter birds are starting to drift north and apart from Black Kite, Great-spotted Cuckoo, Swallow, House Martin and Lesser Kestrel, we await the arrival of our summer visitors. It can be a challenging month for … Continue readingFebruary birding keeps giving
It has been satisfying to receive member’s opinions on our work to support conservation projects in our region. All positive and pleasing to know members feel involved with our efforts. Without you the important work of ABS would not be possible. Make sure to visit … Continue readingConservation Projects Feedback
The Barn Owl Project Certainly across most of Europe this species is struggling to cope with changing agricultural practices and the vulnerability it has from a consequence of taking to hunting roadside margins for voles and other small mammals. Throughout Europe there are organisations attempting … Continue readingConserving the Barn Owl Project