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Birding Sweden on the Fly

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In June of 2013 he embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe, spotting birds in Iceland , Russia , Finland , and, as you’re about to find out, Sweden: We took a quick flight from Helsinki and arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, arriving at our fourth country on this trip. Birding Trips Europe Sweden' How could Norway top this?

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What is the National Bird of Sweden?

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The national bird of Sweden is the Blackbird Turdus merula , otherwise known as the Common Blackbird or Eurasian Blackbird , though, of course, in Sweden it is not known by any of those names but as Koltrast.* It is common in Sweden but so are many other species.

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Burning Bunnies in Sweden

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In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden. Tags: Sweden rabbits. Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed.

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ALF Activists Burn Down Dog Racing Clubhouse in Sweden

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ALF activists in Sweden burned down a greyhound racing clubhouse in Sweden. They took a picture of it burning too.

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100,000 Salmon Released in Sweden

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From Biteback: On the night of 21 November more than 100,000 salmon were liberated from two fish farms in northen Sweden. These two fish farms are a part of the huge Swedish fish farming industry that kills over 5 billion fish every year.

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Don’t Mess with Capercaillie

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News grouse Sweden' Make sure to wait around (or skip) to just after the two-minute mark when things really heat up, and then watch through until the end. Hat-tip to Duncan for the link to the video.

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Swedish King Wants to Cull Country's Wolf Population

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Because every year the good king runs an elk hunt in Sweden, along with his son Prince Carl Philip. Wolves kill elk - But King Gustaf wants to kill the elk so he wants to get rid of wolves And why does he want to do that?

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