NRS priority species full list

The table below lists species for which NRS submissions have declined significantly over the past two decades (please note that species with an asterisk are on Schedule 1 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 and require a licence to be obtained before monitoring). Records of any species, including those not on this table, will still provide valuable information.

Name Historical total Mean annual submission
Mute Swan 7346 145
Eider 11017 348
Red-throated Diver* 2505 16
Fulmar 7638 120
Cormorant 2540 58
Shag 16170 386
Grey Heron 8893 185
Hen Harrier* 2045 39
Sparrowhawk 5937 63
Merlin* 4145 77
Moorhen 25536 309
Oystercatcher 19146 337
Little Ringed Plover* 2984 77
Ringed Plover 11460 190
Golden Plover 947 5
Lapwing 28662 334
Snipe 1864 11
Curlew 3189 23
Common Sandpiper 1749 23
Redshank 3528 76
Kittiwake 19676 632
Black-headed Gull 10352 71
Common Gull 6146 92
Little Tern* 7219 123
Common Tern 8936 218
Arctic Tern 13399 356
Skylark 8864 70
Meadow Pipit 10653 111
Rock Pipit 927 13
Yellow Wagtail 1128 10
Grey Wagtail 7014 114
Pied Wagtail 11766 198
Dipper 12393 258
Wren 18016 240
Dunnock 33095 282
Redstart 7748 124
Whinchat 2657 26
Wheatear 4300 46
Ring Ouzel 1953 19
Blackbird 143006 1285
Song Thrush 78786 495
Mistle Thrush 8689 70
Sedge Warbler 5300 48
Whitethroat 7260 114
Wood Warbler 3101 63
Willow Warbler 14703 166
Spotted Flycatcher 12607 166
Pied Flycatcher 49461 949
Magpie 8639 77
Rook 15902 162
Carrion Crow 8814 125
Starling 18848 277
Chaffinch 25853 324
Greenfinch 15843 169
Linnet 30175 236
Redpoll 1395 5
Bullfinch 6385 61
Yellowhammer 8630 105
Reed Bunting 8697 73
Corn Bunting 1256 29