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February 2020

Friday, 7 February 2020

Adult female blackbird on garden lawn

How does climate change affect garden birds?

Our climate is changing. 2019 was the Earth's second warmest year since modern records began in
1880. The average UK temperature has increased roughly 1deg C since the 1960s, leading to warmer and wetter winters, and the evidence is growing that changes in our UK climate are affecting our birds.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Puffin perched on rock, Isle of May

New maps reveal hotspots of seabird activity

New mapping techniques will help learn about the lives of kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills and shags as they forage at sea during the breeding season. The new maps help provide the information needed to make informed decisions on how we can best protect them.