Review of data and monitoring options for assessing the status of breeding wader populations in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Author(s): Wilson M., Jarrett D., & Calladine J.

Published: 3 December 2018 Issue No.: 713

Publisher: British Trust for Ornithology Pages: 30pp

Journal: BTO Research Report Volume: 713

ISBN: 9781912642007

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Breeding waders are among the birds of highest conservation concern in the UK. The findings of recent national scale surveys suggest that the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNP) supports important breeding concentrations of several wader species. 

This report assesses the availability and quality of information relating to breeding populations of six of the most numerous wader species (Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Snipe, Curlew, Redshank) in the YDNP. We make recommendations about how the ability of these datasets to inform the Park Authority (YDNPA) about wader population trends and distributions can be maintained or enhanced, and how this information can be deployed to inform planning for and management of waders in the YDNP.
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