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What has 'Blue-blue-blue-metal' been up to?
Why we need birds (even more than they need us)
Make your own nestbox

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30 May 2019
Although endemic, Cyprus Wheatears are migratory and every autumn they travel to countries like Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea to spend the winter, before returning to us in spring again to breed. Robert Patchett, a PhD student at the University of St. Andrews, is studying the migratory patterns of the species and tells us where Blue-blue-blue-metal, one of the birds he ringed and retrieved, has been.
06 May 2019
Can you imagine a world without birds? The benefits birds bring us aren’t just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world’s ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production – as well as millions of other species. Here’s how...
05 February 2019
Not all birds make their nests on trees and bushes. Birds such as great tits, swifts and rollers need cavities, holes or eaves to nest and raise their families.
04 February 2019
Now is that great time in the year when Cyprus is still hosting some striking winter visitor birds, while also welcoming the first of the spring migrants, forerunners of the wonderful bonanza to come. 
29 August 2018
A few years after his debut in 2014, where he explained the problem of illegal bird trapping, Ulysses is back, this time with a cute co-star!
29 June 2018
With summer here and temperatures on the rise, who isn’t looking for ways to cool themselves down? Flocking to (or even daydreaming of) swimming pools and the beach, with a refreshing drink at hand, is probably the logical thing to do. But what would the closest equivalent be, that would help cool our feathered friends in this heat? The answer is simple: a bird bath. 
23 November 2017
Bird ringing is a useful research tool providing information on the survival, productivity and movements of birds, helping us to monitor bird populations and to understand why they are changing.
31 August 2017
Migration, the en masse movement of animals from one part of the world to another and back again, is one of the wonders of the natural world. Birds do it, but so do butterflies, fish and mammals. Birds, however, are the masters of long-distance migration and about one quarter of all bird species are migratory.

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