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Migration

Which direction do birds fly in autumn? Do starlings migrate? Why are blackcaps now seen here in winter? Find out about migration marvels, fantastic flights and amazing journeys.

Can swallows stay in the air for up to two years?

Can swallows stay in the air for up to two years? More...

This morning I've seen thousands of woodpigeons passing over my flat. Can you throw any light on this?

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Do swallows fly continually during their migration north or south, or do they rest now and then?

Do swallows fly continually during their migration north or south, or do they rest now and then? More...

My wife says robins migrate - I say NO! Who is right?

My wife says robins migrate - I say NO! Who is right? More...

Do starlings migrate and if so, when?

When do starlings migrate? More...

Do birds migrate from east to west in Europe?

Do birds migrate from east to west in Europe? More...

Do any species of birds hibernate?

Do any species of birds hibernate? More...

Do swallows hibernate?

Do swallows hibernate? More...

Why do some geese fly north and some fly south?

I've been watching flocks of geese flying overhead recently and wonder what species they are. Also, why do some fly north and some fly south? More...

I saw a blackcap in my garden but I thought they were only here in the summer. Was this unusual?

I saw a blackcap in my garden but I thought they were only here in the summer. Was this unusual? More...

Do blackbirds migrate?

While watching the BBC's Autumnwatch I thought I heard Bill Oddie say that blackbirds migrate? Do they? I thought that they lived here all the time. More...

How far North do nightingales come? We heard what sounded like its birdsong in Northumberland.

Nightingales are African migrants, they reach the UK in April from Europe so tend to arrive in the South Eastern part of the UK with their main breeding territory focusing on Kent, Sussex, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. More...