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SHORT-EARED OWL, 1000 Starling - Berwick Bassett Down - Simon Gathercole JACK SNIPE - Staverton - T...
100 Fieldfare - Odstock - Stephen Hackett 500 Fieldfare, 100 Golden Plover, Red Kite - SPTA west - ...
2 SHORT-EARED OWL, Stonechat - Cherhill - Mark Gurney 2 CATTLE EGRET, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffcha...
BLACK REDSTART, MERLIN - Tan Hill - Robin Nelson 6 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck - Westbury Ponds - Mike S...
120 Redwing - Odstock - Stephen Hackett 7 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 600 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250 Bla...
WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail - Bowden Hill Reservoir - Dave Hanham 50 Lapwing - Beckham...

High Conservation Concern for 27% of our birds

Since 2009 when BoCC 3 was issued 20 species have been added to the Red List including upland breeders, curlew, dotterel, grey wagtail, merlin & whinchat; woodland birds, nightingale, pied flycatcher and woodcock; seabirds, kittiwake, puffin and shag. There is some good news in that bittern, nightjar and dunlin have moved from red to amber. Two of these species have received help in terms of habitat restoration proving that properly funded and targeted conservation can work.

The status of farmland birds continues to be of major concern. Twelve farmland species remain on the Red List with turtle dove continuing to decline hugely.

If you would like to read more visit http://www.bto.org/science/monitoring/psob

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