Britain’s songbirds are in decline — here’s how travellers can help

Songbirds have long been intertwined with Britain’s natural and cultural landscape. With spring in full swing, we celebrate the birds that serenade our streets and countryside, and take a look at the ways we can help to boost their dwindling numbers.

The travel kit list: birdwatching for beginners

Birding requires kit that's versatile, travel-friendly and — most importantly — inconspicuous. Discover kit that'll help you get the best from your adventure.

Five top birdwatching hotspots in the UK

Lockdown has given us all a newfound appreciation of nature. Why not take it beyond the garden and head to some of the UK’s best birdwatching destinations? Here, we round up five, plus reveal the gadget every budding twitcher needs.

Bali: Birding for beginners

A walking safari in the rice paddies outside Ubud teaches two young boys about winged creatures and local working conditions

Nicaragua: Coast to coast

Once the watery heart of colonial Central America, the Rio San Juan in Nicaragua was the main corridor between the Caribbean and Pacific. The Panama Canal reduced it to a sleepy backwater, but this mighty waterway remains an unspoilt haven for wildlife

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