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    In 2018 the society celebrated its Golden Anniversary, 50 years 1968 - 2018
    It is the probably the oldest and largest wildlife recording society in the world, with members from most continents. (click image for for more details)

  • WSRS Members' Winter Field Meeting 6th - 9th December 2019
    WSRS Members' Winter Field Meeting 6th - 9th December 2019

    Geese, swans, ducks, kites and much more, a return visit to WWT Caerlaverock, on the Solway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

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WSRS 2017 Silver Fox winner Magnus Robb

whitlebilledloonIn 2016 I traveled to Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island, Nunavut, Canada, to make sound recordings for The Sound Approach collection with Thor Veen, a Dutch biologist friend who lives in Canada. Top prioirity was to try to record the Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii (which also goes by the name of White-billed Diver, or a combination of the two names). This is a species that occurs in Europe in small numbers, around ten being seen off the Scottish coast each year for example. But it only breeds in the very far north, beyond the limits of the Western Palearctic region in both Siberia and Canada. In Europe it is virtually silent. Victoria Island has a healthy population of these beautiful birds, nesting on islands in the larger lakes that dot the flat Arctic tundra.  Read more....

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