Decline of grassland birds in The Netherlands


From Agri Holland:

Of 9 meadow bird species, 8 are declining, most conspicuously so the skylark.

In farmlands, during the last fifteen years, this species declined 60%.

In the 1970s it was still a very numerous species with over 500.000 breeding couples; however, today it is estimated at 50.000 to 70.000.

The only species increasing is the tufted duck.

See the site of the CBS.

Farmland birds in Europe: here.

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