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    Biking Birder 2015 - A cycle ride to every RSPB and WWT reserve.

    Just 2 days to go before I set off on my bike again. Next year, 2015, I will once more be taking to my bicycle in order to visit every RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) nature reserve, of which there are over 200 around the UK. I will also visit all of the WWT (Wildfowl and...
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    Green Birding

    You may not know it but Dorian Anderson has smashed the previous USA Green Birding record (BIGBY) and has just past the 600 birds mark! A fantastic achievement i am sure you'll agree and congratulations to him. Check out his facebook page and blog...
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    26 black-necked grebes in one place in La Brenne April 19th 2014

    Birds seen on a lake north of the D21 just SE of the junction with the D15 south of Mezieres. A barb-wire gate has access to view over the lake where a large number of black-headed gulls and whiskered terns were hawking. For more details of birds seen in this week when birding La Brenne, La...
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    Little Bustards in La Crau April 24th 2014

    A highlight of birding in the Camargue last week was finding two groups of little bustards totalling 27 birds. Take D119 from Saint Martin La Crau eastwards and turn onto the D5 road to Entressen. After an electrical station with buildings there having blue rooves, scan the next expanse of...
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    Birding in Peru - information and advice wanted please

    I was going to book Australia for cricket and birding but ..... well the England cricket team is letting us down at the moment so I've booked a flight to Peru! OK, 1800 bird species plus is a little daunting but what they heh, Inca trails, and the Andes. Now as I've never been before can...
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    Where to go birding in the Melbourne & Sydney areas if the cricket goes down the pan!

    Where to go birding in the Melbourne & Sydney areas if the cricket goes down the pan! Hiya! A long standing debt to me has finally been paid and with the money I've decided to go to the Melbourne and Sydney Test matches. Now as a birder the plan is to bird as much as possible morning and...
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    Green Birding Day 2013

    Hello. My name is Gary Prescott and I'm trying to see how many people would be interested in doing a Green Birding Day. I live in the UK and I'll be doing my own Big Green Day on May the 4th. [May the 4th be with you so to speak!] For the last few years Scott Smithson in the USA has tried to...
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    red-tailed or red-rumped wheatear at Luxor December 2012?

    Back in December I put a bird report onto birdforum detailing a trip to Luxor. I put in that report that I was unsure as to the identification of a wheatear seen near to the Valley of the Nobles. I've attached a photo of the bird and would love to know what you think. email me at...
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    Luxor, Egypt, 3 –10 December 2012, Gary Prescott [Biking Birder 2010]

    For a copy of this bird report on Word please email me at [email protected] This will include maps and photos. I spent a truly fabulous week at Luxor meeting wonderful, friendly people, seeing the amazing ancient history and the beautiful scenery, whilst enjoying fantastic weather...
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    Information and advice wanted for a Poland Birding trip

    Hello! Can anyone please give me advice over where to go birding in Poland? I've got a list of the main areas/reserves but really need specific information on the more special species, especially the woodpeckers. My daughter and I are going in two weeks time and we've got 3 weeks there before...
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    Help wanted - Going to Poland in August

    Hello everybody. Now I have a problem. Not a bad one I suppose but a bit of advice wouldn't go amiss. I'm going with my slightly birding keen daughter to Poland and Czech republic for 4 weeks of birding and travel. As I said not a bad problem. Only trouble this is to be during August! So...
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    GREEN BIG DAY - getting closer for Europe

    For me personally the GREEN BIG DAY is less than a week away. I'll be walking the 7 miles or so along the canal to get to my patch - Upton Warren in Worcestershire. Next Saturday, it's an All dayer at the reserve with the Upton lads in competition with Belvide reservoir. It's always a brilliant...
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    Earth Day and the Green Big day

    Tomorrow is EARTH DAY and there is a great way that you can participate. That's by joining in with the GREEN BIG DAY. Last year's event GREEN BIG DAY - GBD-1 for short, was a new event for the birding calendar and happened around the first weekend of May. This involved teams from the UK, the...
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    Green Big Day - Green Birding Competition

    Last year's event GREEN BIG DAY - GBD-1 for short, was a new event for the birding calendar and happened around the first weekend of May. This involved teams from the UK, the USA and Australia. The idea was for teams to see as many bird species in one day, the usual bird race format; the...
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    The Birding Clams have been out again - and again!

    Please have a look at our exploits : http://clamsonthemove2010.blogspot.co.uk/ :t: Captain Clam
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    GREEN BIG DAY - Green Birding Event

    Hello Birders.:t: In just 2 days time this year's GREEN BIG DAY starts in the United States. Last year's event GREEN BIG DAY - GBD-1 for short, was a new event for the birding calendar and happened around the first weekend of May. This involved teams from the UK, the USA and Australia. The...
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    Cracking day for the Twitching Clams! (Certified lunacy and madness)

    What a great day in Norfolk! Scabby clam aka Jason Oliver, campervan clam aka biking birder 2010 aka Gary Prescott, sleepy clam aka Tom cattell and wham bam thank you clam aka steve Allcott had 4 barn owls, western sand green winged teal 50 plus snow buntings rough legged buzzard and a total of...
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    Green Big Day

    I repeat a message I put on a few weeks ago about an international birding competition. Please consider registering and increasing the influence of British Birders on the Green Birding scene. Thanks. . . :t: A comment sent to the last blog entry [ www.bikingbirder2010.blogspot.com ], yes I know...
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    Climate change and carbon offsetting

    Just a thought as I head off to Turkey for a couple of weeks carbon birding i.e plane and car. How many of we birders care enough to offset the carbon we use? Indeed are we a Green lot or not? We see the effects of climate change more than most with the shifting populations and...
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    Green Birding Day

    A comment sent to the last blog entry [ www.bikingbirder2010.blogspot.com ], yes I know it's been a long time since I last blogged, was about a GREEN BIRDING DAY competition. Well I know I'm up for it and I hope you will be too. After another successful Earth Day organised by the WWF it would be...
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    Launch of a new RSPB Campaign

    I've been invited to the launch and feel very priviliged to have been asked. For detail of the campaign please go to:- http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/273583-rspb-launches-ambitious-campaign-for-global-wildlife Let's hope that this one can help Britain reach it's promised biodiversity target by...
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    Birding in Greece - request for information

    Hi there! Have booked a holiday for four weeks in Greece this Summer; July 31st onwards. Any advice on where to go for my birds? Have googled for bird reports and they all seem to be years out of date. Same when trying to come up with sites. Have got the book 'Where to watch etc', so...
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    Is anyone Bigbying this year?

    Bigby stands for Big Green Year. Last year I set a new Bigby record for the UK, 253 [or 254] birds seen by cycling when visiting every RSPB and WWT nature reserve. Now I did have to catch quite a few boats in order to get to the islands, especially the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, not...
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    Hello from Biking Birder 2010

    Happy New Year! Yes, I know I'm late but at work all bird forum is blocked and I have no internet access in my little caravan; the place I call home. Now if any of you met me on my travels last year and took a photo or two, can you please send copies to me? Thanks. Anyway, if anyone's...
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    How can I beat the Non-motorised year list record? Biking Birder at home

    Hi everyone! 3 days now since getting home in Warwick and now I'm getting worried about getting the two bird species I need to break Chris Mills' record. Looking out the window the snow is falling heavily and confidence after seeing the Bunhem garganey, is slowly disappearing. HELP!!!! Now the...
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