Continued Decline in Welsh Passerines

December 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Whinchats

Whinchats by Sergey Yeliseev, on Flickr

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.

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