Climate change linked to steep decline in Scottish wading birds

Climate change could be a factor in the decline of Scotland’s wading birds, including redshank, golden plover and lapwing, according to new figures published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today.

The report shows that wader levels have been declining since 1996/97 and in 2015/16 are 21% lower than in 1975/76, the lowest levels on record. Meanwhile, geese numbers, including Barnacle geese have increased by 287% and 16 species of ducks and swans numbers have increased by 14%.

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