Seabird Watching Guide

Please note that this is a sponsored guest blog by the wonderful people at Kennedy Wild Bird Food. The UK’s coast is home to some of the world’s biggest and best seabird colonies. For a few months every spring and summer, the coast is flooded by seabirds returning to their colonies where they occupy every…

Cuddy ducks, clowns and stench of guano

Britain’s seabird colonies represent a spectacle like no other: bustling, raucous municipalities where a multitude of species congregate to form a single, far larger, living being. An avian city, cramped and lively, which moves and reacts as one when presented with danger, or opportunity – similar in many ways to the concrete jungles so many…

Hookpod: the best conservation initiative you may not have heard of

Invented by conservationists in collaboration with commercial fishermen, a new device is helping longline fishing vessels to be safer for seabirds. What is longline fishing and how does it endanger seabirds? Longline fishing is a commercial activity that involves catching fish such as tuna and swordfish using very long lines of baited hooks. A single…

Kittiwakes join the UK Red List

Recently, news broke that the Kittiwake – a small species of native gull – has been added to the list of birds considered to be facing the risk of global extinction. The latest revision of the IUCN Red List, announced by BirdLife International on behalf of the IUCN, brings the total number of UK bird species…