Continued Decline in Welsh Passerines
Two passerines, so characteristic of our Welsh landscapes have suffered marked declines over the last 15 years.
Both Whinchat of our uplands and Pied Flycatcher of our broad-leaved woodlands have shown contractions of 50% and more and were amber listed in 2009. Data from 2010 BBS however, now demonstrates a 13 year change, with red-listing now possible.
Information about these and many more species may be found in the recently published Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their Conservation Status 2010.