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Latest Sightings.

33 Swift, 19 House Martin - Coate Water - Wayne Ford WHITE-TAILED EAGLE - Stapleford Down - Jon Lee...
NIGHTJAR - Morgan's Hill - Rich Prior 2 Yellow Wagtail - Winterbourne Monkton - Robin Nelson
QUAIL - Swindon - Graham Deacon
Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Raven - Hodson - Wayne Ford QUAIL - Cherill Whitehorse - Joh...
Hobby, Little Egret, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Garden Warbler, 12 Swift - Coate Water - Wayne Ford

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