Latest wild bird indicators published21 Jan 2011
The latest wild bird indicators have now been published, based on updated population trends from major BTO schemes such as BBS and WeBS. Indices for farmland, woodland and wetland habitats dropped in 2009, partly attributable to the cold 2008-09 winter. Numbers of wintering waders and wildfowl also fell between 2007/08 and 2008/09, continuing a decline since the early 1990s. Breeding seabirds increased in 2009 but remain below numbers in late 1990s.