Wild Bird Populations in the UK

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Bird populations have long been considered to provide a good indication of the broad state of wildlife in the UK. This is because they occupy a wide range of habitats and respond to environmental pressures that also operate on other groups of wildlife. In addition there are considerable long-term data on changes in bird populations, which help in the interpretation of shorter term fluctuations in numbers.

The bird population indices have been compiled in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

For more statistics about the status of bird populations internationally, please see the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme website.

Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: National Statistics Language: English Alternative title: Wild bird national indicators

Index=100 1970 Farmland birds,1970 woodland birds, 1975 Water and wetland birds, 1986 Seabirds, 1975/76 Wintering waterbirds.

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Data Resources (7)

Population of wild birds UK: 1970 to 2015
Farmland birds, species trends, UK, 1970 to 2014
Woodland birds, species trends, UK,1970 to 2014
Water and wetland birds, species trends, UK,1975 to 2014
Seabirds, species trends, UK,1986 to 2014
Wintering waterbirds, species trends, UK,1975-76 to 2013-14
All species, species trends, UK, 1970 to 2014

Additional Links (1)

UK birds statistical release

Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 11/12/2011
Theme Environment
Themes (secondary) Society
Temporal coverage 1970 - 2015
Geographic coverage United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
National statistic yes
ONS category Agriculture and Environment
Mandate No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value