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WILD 10 RACING HARES PLUS Budgie swarms, chameleons,

Yo u r e s s e n t i a l mon t h o f w i l d l i f e classic sites for wood anemones and a garden redpoll boom. 14 MIGRANT BIRDS ID GUIDE 12 migratory species to look out for and report this month. 19 WILDLIFE HEALTH STUDY Help monitor disease threats to native species. PLUS Toad patrols and WhaleFest. 20 SEE WATER DEER Best UK sites and essential fieldcraft.

AGENDA

News, conservation & analysis

37 LAST CHANCE FOR FARMLAND BIRDS?

How £440m in wildlife grants will be spent. PLUS Pygmy raccoons, bird-eating crocs and how to buy fish responsibly. 40 WILDLIFE CRIMEFIGHTERS Meet the UK team combating the illegal trade in animal parts and products.

FEATURES

26 C BEWICK’S SWANS

50 years of insights into bird behaviour from one of the longest-running single-species studies in the world. 43 P O R T F O L I O LION-TAILED MACAQUES

Enjoy intimate photos of these fascinating primates. 54 C ATTENBOROUGH

We spend a day on location with the broadcasting legend. 65 C GET BIRDS NESTING IN YOUR GARDEN

Our handy nestbox guide will help you help birds. 70 QUEST TO SAVE THE FISHING CAT

It loves water, eats fish, barks… and has unlikely rescuers. 76 C 40 AMAZING SHARK FACTS

Discover sharks that get a suntan and walk on land.

FREE TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT Our 48-page pull-out guide to ultimate wildlife experiences in 2014, from tracking pandas to kayaking with killer whales.

REGULARS

23 R I C H A R D M A B E Y A BRUSH WITH NATURE

It’s high time we rethought how we manage woodland. 25 BILL ODDIE WILD AT HEART The joys of your first day watching wildlife in a new place. 87 TV REVIEWS We preview upcoming series Talk to the

Animals, and go behind the scenes of Tigers About the House. 91 BOOKS Wildlife art, bird migration and ‘Farmageddon’. 106 CROSSWORD Britain’s venomous snake is 10 Across. 122 TALES FROM THE BUSH Squirrels that like lager.

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BBC Wildlife

26 BEWICK’S SWANS The eureka moment that transformed how we study birds in the wild.

76 40 AMAZING SHARK FACTS How this blue shark powers across oceans.

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