Forget tweeting, meet the birds who blog

Rene Van der Wal, Advaith Siddharthan, Anne-Marie Robinson, Christopher Stuart Mellish, Daniel John Heptinstall, Kapila Ponnamperuma, Stuart Benn

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Researchers in Aberdeen and the RSPB have set up a project that enables Scottish birds to write their own blogs.

Readers will be able to track the daily lives of red kites as they travel around the Scottish Highlands by visiting a website set up as part of efforts to ensure the species is successfully reintroduced to the area.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2013

Bibliographical note

The website was developed by scientists from the University of Aberdeen working together as part of the dot.rural RCUK Digital Economy Research Hub in collaboration with the RSPB.

Advaith Siddharthan receives funding from EPSRC.

Annie Robinson receives funding from dot.rural Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme

Chris Mellish receives funding from RCUK through the Digital Economy programme.

Danny Heptinstall is a PhD student at dot.rural, University of Aberdeen and receives funding from the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme Hub grant to Aberdeen.

Kapila Ponnamperuma conducts research supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme.

Stuart Benn does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


  • Conservation
  • Blogging
  • Birds
  • Digital economy
  • Environment
  • Wildlife conservation


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