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Hot topics

Here are the subjects we're getting lots of queries about at the moment.

Where have all the birds gone?

Have the birds disappeared from your garden? Swallows failed to return this year? No blue tits on your peanuts? We've got the answers - and some advice. More...

Where have all the birds gone?

Disease among garden birds

From time to time, sick or dead birds may appear in a garden. Unfortunately, nothing can be done to help them, because once birds are visibly sick, it is rarely possible to treat them successfully. More...

Disease among garden birds

Nestboxes

Find out how to provide, or make, nestboxes for birds in your garden. More...

Nestboxes

Feeding birds

What food can you leave out for birds and how can you keep your feeding station hygienic and pest-free? Here you'll find the answers to all your bird feeding questions. More...

Feeding birds

Other advice

We also have information to help wildlife outside of gardens.

Ask an expert

Do you have a burning question about birds and wildlife? Challenge our experts to explain what's always left you bamboozled. We will answer one tricky question a week.

What is the average length of time of the dawn chorus and is there a UK record for the earliest chorus?

This is a very 'timely' enquiry, as we are receiving lots of comments about the dawn chorus. It seemed to start early this year as the birds began their breeding activities. Perhaps the relatively mild winter weather and an early spring, has helped. More...

Wildlife Enquiries blog

Our Wildlife Enquiries team answer queries on all sorts of wildlife-related topics. Find out what's been keeping our phones ringing and our computers whirring this week.

    Wildlife questions forum

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