|Birdline UK Parrot Rescue||Brixham||Birdline Parrot-Rescue was founded in 1992, initially to rescue and care for birds in the Warwickshire area. Expansion soon became an urgent necessity, resulting in recruiting various people who specialised in all species of birds from Finches to Macaws. A network of helpers and area co-ordinators, all of who work from their own homes, without payment, in order to provide a nationwide structure was quickly organised; thus permitting the organisation to offer a loving secure home to a wide variety of birds. Birds are therefore never without a safe home, and are rescued by donation, collected by an area representative, they then decides where best the bird should be placed until a suitable home can be found. In the past years, Birdline has helped over 1500 birds to find new homes, Over the last year Birdline has had over 1,000,000 visits to their main web site, taken over 30,000 telephone calls for help and advice, and aided countless birds and pets that owners cannot look after, either on a short or long term basis. They have assisted with behavioural problems, damaged and crippled birds, mutilated and neglected birds and have formed a strong liaison with many bird charities, including PPACW, police forces, zoos and other rescue organisations, not only in the UK but in many other countries around the world.|
|BTO||Thetford||The BTO is an independent charitable research institute combining professional and citizen science aimed at using evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds, to inform the public, opinion-formers and environmental policy- and decision-makers. Our impartiality enables our data and information to be used both by Government and NGO campaigners. Our lenghty monitoring data on the status of United Kingdom birds sets the standard across the globe for understanding the effects of environmental change on our wildlife. Over 40,000 volunteer birdwatchers, in partnership with professional research scientists, collect high quality monitoring data on birds and other wildlife. The combination of professional ecologists, long-term datasets some in excess of 50 years, and volunteers participating all over the country gives the BTO a unique, impartial and knowledgeable voice in nature conservation. We have a wide range of surveys for volunteers to participate in, from weekly counting of garden birds, through monthly winter counts of waterbirds, and sampling of breeding birds across the UK. You can record the nesting success of birds and participate in ringing, where trained volunteers mark birds to discover more about the mysteries of migration. The BTO is a ‘birds-first’ organisation, with our volunteers also collecting data on other wildlife too - we work with partner organisations to monitor everything from butterflies to badgers.|
|Raptor Rescue||Nationwide||Raptor Rescue was founded in 1978 by a group of falconers in the North West of England concerned that there was no recognised specialist organisation able to treat the large number of sick or injured Birds of Prey that came into care. Raptor Rescue has now evolved into the UK’s leadingorganisation dedicated to ensuring all sick and injured Birds of Prey are cared for by suitably qualified people and wherever possible released back into the wild. Raptor Rescue is now a Registered Charity, number 283733, with a board of Trustees responsible for control and management. Raptor Rescue places great emphasis upon conservation and raising public awareness of raptor species, and also provides financial support to established rehabilitators to assist with collection and treatment of birds, purchase of specialist equipment and veterinary costs.|
|The Barn Owl Trust||Ashburton||We listen, talk, read, type, drive, and carry stuff around... In many ways Barn Owl Trust people are quite normal (honest!) but we do spend much more time outdoors and up ladders than most. of you humans. On a typical day there are around ten of us here at the Trust's base, in an atmosphere that varies from peaceful and highly productive to over-stretched and stressful. As well as staff and volunteers in the office, there are usually a few of us out and about... perhaps one or two are doing fieldwork, another doing a school visit, and one in the workshop. - See more at: http://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/infopage.html?Id=9#sthash.TwU7SsCD.dpuf|
|The Seabird Group||Southampton||The Seabird Group, a registered charity, was founded in 1966 to promote and help coordinate the study and conservation of seabirds. It maintains close links with other national and international ornithological bodies. Members receive, and can contribute to, regular newsletters, and the journal Seabird, published Yearly. The Group organises regular international conferences and provides small grants towards research and survey projects. It was part of the SEABIRD 2000 partnership, a major initiative to census all the seabirds breeding in Britain and Ireland between 1998 and 2002. The Group actively encourages its members to get involved in surveys of seabirds and other research work. History The formation of the first Seabird Group was postulated among British professional ornithologists who were becoming interested in seabirds in 1961, but nobody could be found to organise it until the amateurs discovered that when few land birds could be seen at the coastal bird hides with onshore winds it was usually possible to see some rarer seabirds. It was formally set up with representation of the British and Irish national ornithological societies on its committee at the BTO Ringing and Migration Conference, and publicised at the subsequent International Ornithological Congress, in Oxford in 1966. Dr W.R.P (Bill) Bourne was the first General Secretary. Initially, most attention was paid to "sea-watching" - observation of passing seabirds from the shore - but the members were then persuaded to include breeding figures, observations at sea, and the investigation of breeding success and mortality rates measured by the appearance of dead birds on beaches. The last revealed the impact of the Torrey Canyon oil pollution disaster off Cornwall in 1967 and the birdkill in the Irish Sea in 1969, when many birds were found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals, leading to control of the use of polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCBs) among other things, much more support for seabird research and conservation, and the formation of similar Seabird Groups throughout the world.|
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