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Weaver bird nests

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Weaver bird nests Creative commons image Credit: The Open University New content
Updated 21 Oct 2014
Dr Dieter Oschadleus explains how and why weaver birds build their nests the way they do.

The Greenland white-fronted goose

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The Greenland white-fronted goose Creative commons image Credit: Greenland White Fronted Goose / Hilary Chambers / CC BY-ND 2.0
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Dec 2012
Waterfowl expert Tony Fox talks to Saving Species about a goose that has been on conservation concern for many years.

Raptor conservation in the UK

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Raptor conservation in the UK Creative commons image Credit: Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus - Albanella reale) / Lorenzo Magnis / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2012
Birds of prey are a spectacular sight, and they have become more abundant in the UK. What effect does this have on the prey populations?

Introduction and 30 years of change

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Introduction and 30 years of change
Updated 21 May 2012
By Iain Davidson
An introduction to myself and a summary of what I have noticed over 30 years.

Saving the spoon-billed sandpiper

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Saving the spoon-billed sandpiper Creative commons image Credit: _IGP4163 / ken / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Nov 2011
Martin McGill and Christoph Zockler discuss their work bringing the spoon-bill sandpiper to the UK for captive breeding.

From Mongolia to India, then straight back again

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From Mongolia to India, then straight back again Creative commons image Credit: Work found at Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Oct 2011
Bar-headed geese have one of the most demanding migratory patterns of all birds. Lucy Hawkes describes how they have adapted to the challenge

Protecting the Spectacled Eider

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Protecting the Spectacled Eider Creative commons image Credit: usfwsendsp under CC-BY
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Sep 2011
The Saving Species team talks to Matt Sexson from the University of Alaska about his work studying the spectabled eider, an endangered sea duck

Aflockalypse No: Why do birds die in large numbers?

Aflockalypse No: Why do birds die in large numbers? Creative commons image Credit: ETGeek (Eric) under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2011
Some observers have taken the reports of mass bird deaths as a sign of terrible things about to happen. Patricia Ash explains why the truth, though...

Island life

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 16 Nov 2010
The Saving Species team join Malcolm Ogilvie on the island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland to discuss his career as a British ornithologist...

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Migration

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Migration Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Oct 2014
This unit introduces migration in animals, with special reference to birds, and also introduces the themes of movement, selection and homeostasis.