Good Scottish bird news

This video says about itself:

Birds of Scotland

Illustrating nearly 150 wild birds regularly seen in Scotland. … in alphabetical order.

From Wildlife Extra:

Good news for most Scottish bird species as numbers increase

Index of abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds, 1994 to 2011

March 2013. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has released the latest figures tracking the abundance of Scotland’s terrestrial breeding birds.

Farmland and woodland birds up, upland birds down

Over the long term, the abundance of terrestrial breeding birds increased by 11% from 1994 to 2011. Farmland and woodland birds have increased (by 12% and 44% respectively) and upland birds have decreased by 11%.

2010 – 2011 mixed results

Between 2010 and 2011, the main findings show that the abundance of all-species, woodland, and farmland terrestrial breeding birds were unchanged overall. However, the upland bird index decreased by 8%. The reasons for changes are not known for certain. Some evidence points towards land use changes as a possible cause. The recent harsh winters in 2009 and 2010 may have also had an effect on some of our resident birds such as wrens and robins.

Read the full report here.

The link at WildLife Extra to the report does not work; I have replaced it here with a link which does work.

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