Help keep tabs on parakeets
European cities are being colonised by parakeets, and researchers from the University of Brighton want your help in keeping tabs on them. It is thought that there are as many as 85,000 Ring-necked Parakeets across the continent, with numbers increasing all the time. The species is being blamed for the loss of crops in Israel, where the bird is now culled, and in Spain it has become illegal to breed the species due to conservation worries. In order to help ascertain the true scope of any problem, the research team is asking members of the public to report any sightings of Ringnecked Parakeets to them, using mobile apps or websites such as Birdtrack.