Cause of Blue Tit deaths identified

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(Republished with permission from BirdGuides https://www.birdguides.com/news/cause-of-blue-tit-deaths-identified/). 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

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 http://manxbirdlife.im/manx-birds/owl-cam/, 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

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