Population trend graphs

Graphs are available for the UK, individual countries and English regions.

It is possible to calculate trends for English regions due to the high level of coverage and therefore, larger sample size for many species. Unfortunately, this is not possible for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland at present. The counties contributing to each region are displayed in the table below.

On each graph, the dark green line is the smoothed trend, the blue dots are the unsmoothed trend, and the pale green line is the upper and lower 95% confidence limits of the smoothed trend.

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These graphs may be reproduced, subject to the appropriate acknowledgement of the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey.  Spreadsheets containing the data points for each graph may be obtained by submitting a Data Request Form.

Barn Owl - UK

Barn Owl BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Blackbird - UK

Blackbird BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Blackcap - UK

Blackcap BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Blue Tit - UK

Blue Tit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Brown Hare - UK

Brown Hare BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Bullfinch - UK

Bullfinch BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Buzzard - UK

Buzzard BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Canada Goose - UK

Canada Goose BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Carrion Crow - UK

Carrion Crow BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Chaffinch - UK

Chaffinch BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Chiffchaff - UK

Chiffchaff BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Coal Tit - UK

Coal Tit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Collared Dove - UK

Collared Dove BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Common Sandpiper - UK

Common Sandpiper BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Common Tern - UK

Common Tern BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Coot - UK

Coot BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Cormorant - UK

Cormorant BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Corn Bunting - UK

Corn Bunting BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Crossbill - UK

Crossbill BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Cuckoo - UK

Cuckoo BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Curlew - UK

Curlew BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Dipper - UK

Dipper BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Dunnock - UK

Dunnock BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Fallow Deer - UK

Fallow Deer BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Feral Pigeon - UK

Feral pigeon BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Gadwall - UK

Gadwall BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Garden Warbler - UK

Garden Warbler BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Goldcrest - UK

Goldcrest BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Golden Plover - UK

Golden Plover BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Goldfinch - UK

Goldfinch BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Goosander - UK

Goosander BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Grasshopper Warbler - UK

Grasshopper Warbler BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Great Crested Grebe - UK

Great Crested Grebe BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Great Spotted Woodpecker - UK

Great Spotted Woodpecker BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Great Tit - UK

Great Tit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Green Woodpecker - UK

Green Woodpecker BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Greenfinch - UK

Greenfinch BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Grey Heron - UK

Grey Heron BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Grey Partridge - UK

Grey Partridge BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Grey Squirrel - UK

Grey Squirrel BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Grey Wagtail - UK

Grey Wagtail BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Greylag Goose - UK

Greylag Goose BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Hobby - UK

Hobby BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Hooded Crow - UK

Hooded Crow BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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House Martin - UK

House Martin BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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House Sparrow - UK

House Sparrow BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Jackdaw - UK

Jackdaw BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Jay - UK

Jay BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Kestrel - UK

Kestrel BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Kingfisher - UK

Kingfisher BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Lapwing - UK

Lapwing BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Lesser Redpoll - UK

Lesser Redpoll BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Lesser Whitethroat - UK

Lesser Whitethroat BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Linnet - UK

Linnet BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Little Grebe - UK

Little Grebe BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Little Owl - UK

Little Owl BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Long-tailed Tit - UK

Long-tailed Tit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Magpie - UK

Magpie BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Mallard - UK

Mallard BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Marsh Tit - UK

Marsh Tit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Meadow Pipit - UK

Meadow Pipit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Mistle Thrush - UK

Mistle Thrush BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Moorhen - UK

Moorhen BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Mountain / Irish Hare - UK

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Reeves' Muntjac - UK

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Mute Swan - UK

Mute Swan BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Nightingale - UK

Nightingale BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Nuthatch - UK

Nuthatch BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Oystercatcher - UK

Oystercatcher BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Peregrine - UK

Peregrine BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Pheasant - UK

Pheasant BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Pied Flycatcher - UK

Pied Flycatcher BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Pied Wagtail - UK

Pied Wagtail BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Rabbit - UK

Rabbit BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Raven - UK

Raven BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Red Deer - UK

Red Deer BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Red Fox - UK

Red Fox BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Red Kite - UK

Red Kite BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Red-legged Partridge - UK

Red-legged Partridge BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Redshank - UK

Redshank BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Redstart - UK

Redstart BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Reed Bunting - UK

Reed Bunting BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Reed Warbler - UK

Reed Warbler BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Ring-necked Parakeet - UK

Ring-necked Parakeet BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Robin - UK

Robin BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Roe Deer - UK

Roe Deer BBS trend in the UK (1995–2015)
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Rook - UK

Rook BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Sand Martin - UK

Sand Martin BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Sedge Warbler - UK

Sedge Warbler BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Shelduck - UK

Shelduck BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Siskin - UK

Siskin BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Skylark - UK

Skylark BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Snipe - UK

Snipe BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Song Thrush - UK

Song Thrush BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Sparrowhawk - UK

Sparrowhawk BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Spotted Flycatcher - UK

Spotted Flycatcher BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Starling - UK

Starling BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Stock Dove - UK

Stock Dove BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Stonechat - UK

Stonechat BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Swallow - UK

Swallow BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Swift - UK

Swift BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Tawny Owl - UK

Tawny Owl BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Tree Pipit - UK

Tree Pipit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Tree Sparrow - UK

Tree Sparrow BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Treecreeper - UK

Treecreeper BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Tufted Duck - UK

Tufted Duck BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Turtle Dove - UK

Turtle Dove BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Wheatear - UK

Wheatear BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Whinchat - UK

Whinchat BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Whitethroat - UK

Whitethroat BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Willow Tit - UK

Willow Tit BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Willow Warbler - UK

Willow Warbler BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Willow/Red Grouse BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Wood Warbler - UK

Wood Warbler BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Woodpigeon - UK

Woodpigeon BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Wren - UK

Wren BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Yellow Wagtail - UK

Yellow Wagtail BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Yellowhammer - UK

Yellowhammer BBS trend in the UK (1994–2015)
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Key for English regions

RegionCounties
North West EnglandCheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside
North East EnglandCleveland, County Durham, Northumberland
Yorkshire and HumberEast Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
East MidlandsDerbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire
East EnglandBedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
West MidlandsBirmingham, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
South East EnglandBerkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex 
South West EnglandAvon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire
LondonGreater London

BBS population tables

BBS Trends Tables

Visit the Population trend tables page to view the latest BBS trends for the UK as a whole, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and region-specific graphs, produced for nine English Government Office Regions.