Job vacancy: Managing Director

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UPDATED 05/04/2023 Closing date for initial applications: Friday, 5th May 2023 Manx BirdLife (, @ManxBirdLife) is the independent Isle of Man nature conservation charity working to protect and enhance the Island's wild bird populations and the habitats on which they … Continued

Launching our new look!

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Over the next few days and weeks, we shall be launching our new corporate identity, including a crisp new logo and a refreshed modern palette of colours. Please bear with us while this transition takes place. Minimising costs and carbon … Continued

Seeking an Education Officer

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We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to join a small team that's making a big impact on nature conservation education for young people! Working four days/week primarily with the Island's Primary Schools, the role of Education Officer is … Continued

Two new birdwatching courses (beginners and intermediate level) to hone your skills and enjoyment

We're delighted to announce that the Manx Ornithological Society is offering two new birdwatching courses starting January 2022, for beginners and intermediates, in conjunction with Manx BirdLife. Course 1. An Introduction to Winter Birdwatching (starts 6th January 2022) Click here … Continued

Thank you to PDMS

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Isle of Man technology company PDMS has written a new utility for the Manx Ornithological Database to help Manx BirdLife cope with the increase in bird records it receives from across the Island. Manx BirdLife is grateful to PDMS for … Continued

Cause of Blue Tit deaths identified

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(Republished with permission from BirdGuides The mystery behind thousands of Blue Tit deaths in Germany in recent weeks has been solved, according to conservation group NABU. The cause has been confirmed by scientists as the bacterium Suttonella ornithocola, which causes pneumonia in affected birds. This bacterium has only been … Continued

Seabird oiling incident

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Oiled birds are coming ashore on the south and east coasts of the Isle of Man from the Point of Ayre to the Calf of Man. Our sources in DEFA report (23rd March 2020) that: 'Marine Operations have been notified … Continued

Swift action needed

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Manx BirdLife and the Manx Ornithological Society are taking action for one of the island’s most remarkable and enigmatic species. The organisations are working together to gather vital information about the Isle of Man’s Swift population. As well as installing … Continued

Planning system: Call for evidence

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Manx BirdLife has provided a written submission in response to the Isle of Man Government's call for evidence regarding the Planning System (the deadline for which was 15th February 2019). The purpose of Manx BirdLife's response was to highlight the … Continued

The three amigos!

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If you haven’t already seen it, Manx BirdLife is streaming live video of a family of Manx Barn Owls from a secret location somewhere on the island. The feed can be viewed at, along with an archive of images … Continued

In praise of seagulls

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By Neil G. Morris Seagulls. Love 'em or hate 'em? Throughout history they have inspired folklore, poems, songs, stories, films and more. They have also invoked the ire of a few who misunderstand them; and for the unlucky fewer, they … Continued

Aalin finds her beau?!

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Here's an update on Aalin - the Manx satellite-tagged Hen Harrier - from Blánaid Denman, Project Manager, Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project: 'Aalin – this Manx beauty is proving a source of endless fascination as the first harrier officially to have been recorded … Continued

Garden Birdwatch Dec 2016 Update

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Download your free copy of the December 2016 Garden Birdwatch Scheme update. With a warm welcome from Michelle Storton - Manx BirdLife's newly appointed Education Officer and Garden Birdwatch coordinator - and the latest Garden Birdwatch Top Ten plus lots more news, you … Continued

Join us to Celebrate Manx Birds!

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Stop Press (02 Nov 2016): This event is now fully booked! See contact details below if you'd like to add your name to the waiting list. Join us for an afternoon of gentle science and fascinating discovery exploring the lives and … Continued

Manx BirdLife test drives new website

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If you are reading this post, chances are you're visiting our new website! We are currently testing this new website (currently 'in beta') and would welcome your feedback. Is it an improvement on the previous website, is there anything missing that you … Continued