Woodland Birds at Risk

September 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Two of the UKs small woodland breeding birds have been added to the ‘at risk’ category by the Rare Birds Breeding Panel. The species will now be monitored closely to establish the causes for their declines.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor by Maris Pukitis, on Flickr

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor by Maris Pukitis, on Flickr

Both Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Willow Tit are scarce breeding birds in our region.

Recent Atlas survey work has reported just 8 records from 6 tetrads for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, a bird formerly of parks, woodlands and orchards.  Willow Tits, a bird of damp wooded areas, are now confined primarily to the Cynon Valley and a few other locals, with just and 27 records from 15 tetrads.

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Welsh Ornithological Society Conference 2011 BTO GardenBirdWatch/ WTSWW Garden Wildlife Conference

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