RBA Weekly  |  2018  #44

Weekly Birding Roundup  |  24 - 30 Oct
Jon Dunn rounds up another exciting week of birds with highlights Ireland's first Taiga Fltcatcher, a male Siberian Rubythroat on Fair Isle, east coast sea-watching plus all the best from around the Western Palearctic. Read it here
How the world's fastest muscle created four unique bird species
The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this bearded manakins have evolved into four distinct species. Read here
RSPB Lake District nature reserve awarded grant for woodland creation
The RSPB has been awarded a grant of more than £2,000 by the Lake District Foundation to help create new woodlands at Haweswater, Bampton, near Penrith. Read here
Ground-breaking project gets green light on Orkney
Major project to safeguard Orkney’s internationally important native wildlife wins National Lottery and LIFE support. Read here
New Singapre IBA to protect globally threatened birds
The recognition of the new IBA will benefit globally threatened birds such as the Chinese Egret and Straw-headed Bulbul. Read here

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