Populations and migrations Archive

Saving the sparrow

Saving the sparrow

There are few birds more familiar to the British public than the sparrow. Indeed, with well over five million calling the UK home, they are among the most numerous and commonly seen of the country'...

Feeding 'bringing more Blackcaps to UK'

Feeding 'bringing more Blackcaps to UK'

Did you know that the bird food you put out in the garden could be playing a part in boosting the UK's population of Blackcaps?

Traditionally, southern Germany and Austria's breeding populations of...

What are Britain's most common birds?

What are Britain's most common birds?

Ask the average person to name Britain's most common bird and they'll probably pick the Feral Pigeon. This is understandable, as for most people, the flocks of pigeons that inhabit the UK's towns a...

Where do migratory birds go?

Where do migratory birds go?

Summer is almost over. The nights are drawing in and before long autumn will be upon us. By now, many of the birds that arrived in the UK during the spring and summer will be heading south for the ...

A guide to the UK's alien invaders

A guide to the UK's alien invaders

Alien invaders are at large in the UK and have been for hundreds of years. However, we're not talking about little green men. The aliens in question are a diverse group of animals, some of which wi...