Massive fall in UK woodland birds

Woodland birds in Britain have suffered a massive decline in the last 30 years, with nightingales falling by 95%, and seventeen other bird species declining significantly. Starlings, linnets, bullfinches and willow warblers all crashed, while 12 species, including blackcaps, magpies and collared doves, rose in number. The figures were released by the British Trust for Ornithology which gathered data on 49 species between 1967 and 1999. ” Although the survey ended in 1999, the data provides the longest and most up-to-date trends anywhere in the UK or Europe for how the composition of woodland bird species has changed in modern times. ” Despite this, I wonder how much will have changed in the last ten years.

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