Britain’s national bird, final voting

This video says about itself:

17 November 2015

David Lindo – The Urban Birder starts his campaign to get Britain to vote for its first ever national bird.

From the Vote National Bird Campaign in Britain:

The Final Stage of Voting has Begun!

Monday 16th March marks the start of the online voting

Last year, 70,000 of you voted in the first round of the Vote National Bird Campaign. A list of 60 iconic British species was whittled down to a shortlist of the 10 most popular birds. The time has now come to vote for the bird that will become the nation’s avian symbol.

Voting opens on March 16th 2015 and will close at midnight May 7th 2015 – the day of the General Election. You can either place your votes online or on paper ballot forms at selected nature reserves around the country.

We would love to see you vote again and please get your friends to vote too.

To vote please visit

Most of the birds in the top 10 were expected candidates. However, perhaps the most surprising inclusion is the Hen Harrier, one of England’s rarest breeding birds. Down to just one breeding pair a couple of years ago, it may already be extinct.

Could the majestic Hen Harrier knock the hot favourite Robin off its perch?

The 10 birds awaiting your vote

Hen Harrier
Red Kite
Blue Tit
Mute Swan
Barn Owl

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