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Ruffled Feathers

Relax with a joke, a story, or anything else of interest - treat this as an off-topic bar after a long day's birding! – Edit your preferences to opt in
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Bird Forum Fun Quizzes (2 Viewers)

Test your knowledge - are you a super brain or a bird brain?
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Self Isolating Chat Room

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Rare Bird News (12 Viewers) Rare bird information. news, discussion and rarity photos.

Rare Bird Information

Rare bird information. News and Discussion
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UK Rarity Photographs (2 Viewers)

Photos of UK Rarities
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General Forum for threads on birds and birding
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Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes (13 Viewers)

So what's in your garden, back yard or on your bird table?
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Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature (35 Viewers)

Splits, lumps, and shuffles? The place to learn about & discuss the latest scientific findings, as well as the various species concepts behind them
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Live Bird Webcams (1 Viewer)

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Bird Ringing and Banding (1 Viewer)

Questions and Answers on this important topic
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Discussion on Bird Behaviour
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Ask here for general information or use the 'Your Local Patch' section for information on specific locations
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Migration (2 Viewers)

Ask your questions and post your articles here!
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Sea Watch (2 Viewers)

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Gulls (1 Viewer)

A forum specifically for Gull species
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Birds Of Prey (15 Viewers)

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Advice, tips and hints for birders of all levels, from birders of all levels!
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Your Local Patch (7 Viewers) Ask Questions & Discuss Your Local Patch, And Geographically Specific Info Requests.

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Local area/patch reports & information requests
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Opus Discussion Area (1 Viewer)

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Photos of New Species for Opus

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The ZEISS Experience

ZEISS Nature Observation (1 Viewer)

Always on the lookout for something special.
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Innovative Technologies

ZEISS products come with several innovative technologies, which have been developed over the past years. These articles provide some information on light transmission, coatings and our optical design in general.
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Conservation Projects

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Binoculars & Spotting Scopes (27 Viewers)

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All things Astronomical
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Retailers and Dealers Offers (2 Viewers)

This forum is for retailers and dealers offers to BF members. Only retailers and dealers with written permission from admin may advertise here.
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Wildlife Art (6 Viewers)

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Macro Photography (3 Viewers)

Natural History Macro Photography
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Your Favourite Pictures From The Gallery (1 Viewer)

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General Outdoor Equipment (1 Viewer)

Bird Sounds Recording (5 Viewers)

Equipment, technique & results.
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Watches in the Field (1 Viewer)

Sports watches or other watches for outdoor pursuits
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Butterflies and Moths (2 Viewers)

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Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More (3 Viewers)

Discussions on insects, dragonflies, arachnids, beetles & more.
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Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs

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Mammals (3 Viewers)

Land Based Mammals
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Cetaceans & Marine Life (1 Viewer)

Whales, Dolphins, Porpoise, Seals & Other Marine Creatures
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Bats (1 Viewer)

Discussion on bats
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Other Wildlife (1 Viewer)

A forum to discuss all the wildlife not covered in other forums.
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