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Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay!
Introducing a new series of blogs from RSPB Scotland Conservation Scientists. First up is Emily Scragg, Senior Research Assistant with the Seabird Tracking And Research team on Colonsay. Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay! It is our fourth year here on the...
6 May 2013
Update on puffins washed up along Scotland's east coast
Over the last week, we’ve received reports of hundreds of seabirds, mostly puffins, as well as smaller numbers of guillemots and razorbills, washing up on beaches along Scotland’s east coast and on down to Northumberland. These seabird ‘wrecks’ are thought to be the worst in...
27 Mar 2013
We're all on the sea's side
Parliamentary Assistant, Allan Whyte, gives us an update on the campaign to protect seabirds and other marine life in Scotland. We’re all on the sea' s side I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support for the Scottish Marine Protected Areas campaign. Together...
1 Feb 2013
Marine Protected Areas 'must do better' for our sealife
Marine Protected Areas 'must do better' for our sealife If London’s streets were said to be paved with gold, Scotland’s riches come in a more liquid form. Throughout our history, Scotland’s seas have been the place to make fortunes: from the boom years of commercial fishing...
14 Dec 2012
Step up for Scotland's declining seabirds
A trip to one of Scotland’s many seabird colonies is an unforgettable experience. Whether viewing from a clifftop vantage point or out on a little boat bobbing alongside an island teeming with squawking, swooping seabirds, you can’t help but be impressed by the variety and sheer number of...
28 Nov 2012
State of the UK's birds
I always look forward to reading the State of the UK’s birds , which is a great example of Government agencies and NGO collaboration. The efforts of thousands of volunteers and professional scientists is carefully presented in 40 pages to give an overview of how birds and (as birds are often proxies...
21 Nov 2012
Counting seabirds: start at 1 and keep going
Ever wonder how the thousands of seabirds that visit our coasts each summer are counted? Doug Gilbert, Head of Reserves Ecology, gives us some insight. Counting seabirds: Start at 1 and keep going Counting seabirds – start at 1 and keep going! All very well but how do you keep track of numbers...
24 Aug 2012
Scotland and Seabirds
Our Seabird Policy Officer, Rory Crawford, discusses Scotland's seabirds and how you can help them. Scotland and Seabirds Scotland has many natural treasures, but there is one in particular I think we often overlook. It’s no surprise really – it happens all over the world –...
20 Feb 2012
Have you noticed the weather?
In series of blog articles guest blogger Jim Densham – Senior Land Use Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland – outlines the Climate issues affecting Scotland. Have you noticed the weather? We live in Scotland – who hasn’t noticed the weather! But, it does seem to be more...
6 Dec 2011
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