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GREEN WOODPECKER Picus viridis
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Table 4/Amber (European status)
Biodiversity Steering Group Conservation Concern List

UK: rapid increase
 
Status Summary
Green Woodpecker populations have increased steadily since 1966, except for a period of stability or shallow decline centred on the late 1970s. The BBS indicates that the increases are continuing across most of the UK. The ecological factors underlying the increase are not yet known.
 
 
Table of population changes for Green Woodpecker
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
CBC all habitats 30 1968-1998 79 118 74 202    
  25 1973-1998 85 56 29 105    
  10 1988-1998 92 57 37 80    
  5 1993-1998 100 33 20 44    
CBC farmland 30 1968-1998 23 237 . .    
  25 1973-1998 24 98 . .    
  10 1988-1998 28 98 . .    
  5 1993-1998 31 54 . .    
CBC woodland 30 1968-1998 43 60 . .    
  25 1973-1998 47 23 . .    
  10 1988-1998 52 35 . .    
  5 1993-1998 55 24 . .    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 507 14 3 26    
BBS England 5 1994-1999 465 19 7 32    
BBS Wales 5 1994-1999 35 23 -22 94   Small sample
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
Productivity information is not currently available for this species
 
   




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