Changes in breeding wader populations of the Uist machair and adjacent habitats between 1983 and 2022
Author(s): Calladine, J., Fuller, R., Hodkinson, D., Franks, S. & Boyle, J.
Published: June 2023
Journal: Scottish Birds Volume: 43 ( part 2 )
NotesWe thank NatureScot for funding to cover travel and accommodation and for arranging access for the survey with the South Uist Estate, North Uist Estate, Bays of Harris Estate and associated township clerks and crofters. Fieldwork was carried out by Bea Ayling, Chris Bingham, Claire Bird, Colin Campbell, Kenna Chisholm, Alice Edwards, Liz Edwards, Ian Francis, Nicky Francis, David Jarrett, Simon Mclaughlin, Alison MacLennan, John Marchant, Isabel Morgan, Paul Noyes, Ben Oliver-Jones, Rob Robinson, Norrie Russell, Jane Shadforth, Jen Smart, Mark Smart, Chris Waltho, Mark Wilson and the authors. We especially thank those surveyors who participated in their own time and the RSPB for facilitating their staff’s participation.
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