Latest wild bird indicators published

27 Nov 2017
European White-fronted Geese by Chris Upson

The recent indicators reveal continuing recent declines in farmland birds, seabirds and wintering waterbirds. Breeding birds of woodlands, wetlands and waterways have been relatively stable in the past five years, following earlier declines in some groups. Based almost entirely on data collected by volunteers contributing to national bird monitoring schemes, such as the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey and the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey, these indicators are calculated annually for Defra by BTO and RSPB.