About birds

Bird of the Month - Skylark

Skylark. Photograph by Anne Cotton
Alauda arvensis
1.4 million Territories
9 years 0 months 10 days (Recorded in 2001)
Grassland, fields, tundra, sand dunes
Insects, cereal grain and weed seeds, shoots
BirdTrends Report

Discover the latest bird trends

Get the big picture of what is happening to some of the UK's key bird species in the BirdTrends report.

Drawing on data from a number of schemes including the Breeding Bird Survey, Nest Record Scheme and Ringing Scheme, this annual report reveals which species are decreasing in numbers, which are booming and how breeding succes is changing over time.

BirdTrends now includes trends across habitats.

View the latest BirdTrends Report

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Kestrel. Photograph by Paul Hillion

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