Contents of report
Breeding Bird Survey
Common Birds Census
Constant Effort Sites
Nest Record Scheme
Waterways Bird Survey
What the categories mean
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GREAT CRESTED GREBE Podiceps cristatus
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Biodiversity Steering Group: Unlisted

UK: Unknown
Status Summary
The BBS provides the first annual, national monitoring of this species and prior trends are poorly known, although increases are believed to have followed reductions in persecution and the creation of habitat in the form of gravel pits (Gibbons et al. 1993). The BBS indicates population stability over the last six years.
Table of population changes for Great Crested Grebe
Source Period
Years Plots
Alert Comment
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 54 -6 -32 29    
BBS England 5 1994-1999 48 1 -28 40   Small sample
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
Productivity information is not currently available for this species



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. (

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