Northern Ireland’s seabirds get an annual health check
Northern Ireland’s seabirds get an annual health check18 Mar 2020
The Northern Ireland Seabird Report 2019; just published, highlights how important some of our seabird colonies are. Black-legged Kittiwake populations are in long-term decline in the UK as a whole but in Northern Ireland the decline is at a much slower rate, with some colonies actually showing an increase. All around the coast of Northern Ireland, Kittiwakes appear to have had a good year in 2019, with increases at all sites. The Gobbins and Muck Island saw a 68% and 65% increase on 2018 respectively. The UK as a whole has lost over half its breeding Kittiwakes since the 1960s.
Climate change in a warming world
BTO science contributes to our understanding of future scenarios, and informing policies and conservation management strategies to help species adapt.
Citizen Science in Shetland
BTO volunteer Hugh Tooby shares his journey through Shetland as part of the Upland Rovers scheme.