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Statistics on Breeding Birds in the UK, 2016 publication

Report containing results from the Breeding Bird Survey using data to 2015.

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Statistics on Breeding Birds in the UK, 2016 publication

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The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is the main scheme for monitoring the population changes of the UK’s common breeding birds, providing an important indicator of the health of the countryside. BBS trends are produced each year for over 100 species, and the results are used widely to set priorities and inform conservation action and reporting. The BSS is run by a Partnership, jointly funded by the BTO, RSPB and JNCC (on behalf of NRW, NE, CNCC and SNH), and is indebted to the thousands of volunteer data recorders who take part in the scheme.

Published 7 July 2016