Waterbirds in the UK 2017/18

Waterbirds in the UK 2017/18

16 May 2019

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The latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey report has been published, covering the period July 2017 to June 2018. Explore all the data and trends, including waterbird totals for all WeBS sites – from 382,523 on The Wash to just 18 on Welton village pond – on the WeBS Report Online, where you can also map the latest Low Tide Counts survey results.

The latest report includes articles focusing on Curlew, Barnacle Goose, Redshank, Shelduck, and the waterbirds of rivers. The latest wintering waterbird population estimates are also included, revealing which species are the most abundant of the 13 million waterbirds that winter in the UK.

With data available online for all sites from 1966/67 onwards, why not explore how waterbird numbers are changing at a wetland site near you – and if you find your local patch is not currently being counted, please consider joining in the survey!


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