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Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside:
their conservation status 2000

A report prepared within a Partnership between the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) (on behalf of Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Countryside Council for Wales and the Environment & Heritage Service of Northern Ireland) as part of its programme of research into nature conservation.

The Breeding Bird Survey is funded jointly by BTO, JNCC and RSPB. The BBS partnership is very grateful for the generous support of the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland to pay for a professional fieldworker to survey squares in difficult to cover areas of Northern Ireland, and to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Scotland for support for professional surveys in more difficult to cover areas of Scotland, between 1994 and 1999.

The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

Contents:
Welcome
Contents
1. General Introduction
  1.1 The BTO's monitoring of breeding birds in the UK
  1.2 The value of combining results from different monitoring schemes
  1.3 The aims of this report
2. Methodology
  2.1 Common Birds Census
  2.2 Waterways Bird Survey
  2.3 Breeding Bird Survey
  2.4 Heronries Census
  2.5 Constant Effort Sites Scheme
  2.6 Nest Record Scheme
  2.7 The Alert System
3. Executive Summary
4. Discussion
  4.1 The new alert system
  4.2 The 30-year alerts
  4.3 Alerts over shorter time periods
  4.4 Increasing species
  4.5 Changes in breeding performance
  4.6 Discussion of trends
  4.7 Future developments
  4.8 Conclusion
  4.9 Appendix - Summary tables of changes in population size and breeding performance
  4.10 Select your own table of population changes
5. References
6. Species accounts : What the categories mean
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Waterbirds
Raptors
Gamebirds
Waders
Near passerines (pigeons etc.)
Owls
Larks

Thrushes
Warblers
Tits
Crows
Sparrows
Finches
Buntings
  List of species (Taxonomic order)  
   

WATERBIRDS
Red-throated Diver
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Tufted Duck
Goosander
RAPTORS
Hen Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Kestrel

Merlin
Hobby
Peregrine Falcon
GAMEBIRDS
Red Grouse
Red-legged Partridge
Grey Partridge
Pheasant
Moorhen
Coot
WADERS
Oystercatcher

Ringed Plover
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Snipe
Curlew
Woodcock
Redshank
Common Sandpiper
NEAR PASSERINES
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Turtle Dove
Collared Dove
Cuckoo
OWLS
Barn Owl
Little Owl
Tawny Owl
Long-eared Owl
Nightjar
Swift
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
LARKS
Woodlark
Skylark
Swallow
Sand Martin
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit

Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Dipper
Dunnock
Wren
THRUSHES
Robin
Nightingale
Redstart
Whinchat
Stonechat
Wheatear

Ring Ouzel
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
WARBLERS
Grasshopper Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Wood Warbler
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Goldcrest
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
TITS

Long-tailed Tit
Marsh Tit
Willow Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper

CROWS
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Crow
Raven
Starling
SPARROWS
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
FINCHES
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Siskin
Linnet
Lesser Redpoll
Chaffinch
Bullfinch
BUNTINGS
Yellowhammer
Reed Bunting
Corn Bunting

 

   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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