Population trend graphs

Graphs are available for the UK, individual countries and English regions.

It is possible to calculate trends for English regions due to the high level of coverage and therefore, larger sample size for many species. Unfortunately, this is not possible for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland at present. The counties contributing to each region are displayed in the table below.

On each graph, the dark green line is the smoothed trend, the blue dots are the unsmoothed trend, and the pale green line is the upper and lower 95% confidence limits of the smoothed trend.

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These graphs may be reproduced, subject to the appropriate acknowledgement of the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey.  Spreadsheets containing the data points for each graph may be obtained by submitting a Data Request Form.

Blackbird - UK

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Blackcap - UK

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Blue Tit - UK

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Bullfinch - UK

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Carrion Crow - UK

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Chaffinch - UK

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Coal Tit - UK

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Collared Dove - UK

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Dunnock - UK

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Goldcrest - UK

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Goldfinch - UK

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Great Spotted Woodpecker - UK

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Great Tit - UK

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Greenfinch - UK

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House Sparrow - UK

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Jackdaw - UK

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Jay - UK

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Long-tailed Tit - UK

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Magpie - UK

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Mistle Thrush - UK

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Nuthatch - UK

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Pied Wagtail - UK

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Reed Bunting - UK

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Robin - UK

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Rook - UK

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Siskin - UK

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Song Thrush - UK

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Sparrowhawk - UK

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Starling - UK

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Tawny Owl - UK

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Tree Sparrow - UK

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Treecreeper - UK

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Woodpigeon - UK

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Wren - UK

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Yellowhammer - UK

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Spotted Flycatcher - UK

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Goosander - UK

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Buzzard - UK

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Nightingale - UK

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Kestrel - UK

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Whinchat - UK

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Wheatear - UK

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Stonechat - UK

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Willow Tit - UK

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Marsh Tit - UK

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Common Tern - UK

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Chiffchaff - UK

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Willow Warbler - UK

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Garden Warbler - UK

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Greylag Goose - UK

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Reed Warbler - UK

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Sedge Warbler - UK

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Whitethroat - UK

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Lesser Whitethroat - UK

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Cormorant - UK

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Red Kite - UK

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Skylark - UK

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Linnet - UK

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Mute Swan - UK

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Shelduck - UK

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Gadwall - UK

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Mallard - UK

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Tufted Duck - UK

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Red Grouse - UK

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Red-legged Partridge - UK

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Grey Partridge - UK

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Pheasant - UK

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Grey Heron - UK

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Little Grebe - UK

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Great Crested Grebe - UK

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Hobby - UK

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Peregrine - UK

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Moorhen - UK

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Coot - UK

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Oystercatcher - UK

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Golden Plover - UK

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Lapwing - UK

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Snipe - UK

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Curlew - UK

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Common Sandpiper - UK

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Redshank - UK

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Stock Dove - UK

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Turtle Dove - UK

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Ring-necked Parakeet - UK

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Cuckoo - UK

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Barn Owl - UK

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Little Owl - UK

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Swift - UK

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Kingfisher - UK

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Green Woodpecker - UK

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Hooded Crow - UK

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Raven - UK

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Sand Martin - UK

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Swallow - UK

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House Martin - UK

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Yellow Wagtail - UK

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Grey Wagtail - UK

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Tree Pipit - UK

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Meadow Pipit - UK

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Lesser Redpoll - UK

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Common Crossbill - UK

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Corn Bunting - UK

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Dipper - UK

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Pied Flycatcher - UK

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Redstart - UK

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Grasshopper Warbler - UK

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Feral Pigeon - UK

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Canada Goose - UK

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Wood Warbler - UK

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Key for English regions

RegionCounties
North West EnglandCheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside
North East EnglandCleveland, County Durham, Northumberland
Yorkshire and HumberEast Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
East MidlandsDerbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire
East EnglandBedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
West MidlandsBirmingham, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
South East EnglandBerkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex 
South West EnglandAvon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire
LondonGreater London

BBS population tables

BBS trend tables

Visit the Population trend tables page to view the latest BBS trends for the UK as a whole, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and region-specific graphs, produced for nine English Government Office Regions.