Bird numbers in UK continue to plummet

Bird populations in the UK are continuing to decline with farmland birds worst affected, a government report has confirmed

Two turtle doves
Turtle doves are experiencing the worst population crashes across all UK bird species in the short-term, new data shows

Bird populations in the UK are continuing to decline with farmland birds worst affected, a government report has confirmed.

DEFRA’s annual report on bird populations in the UK, published today, shows that farmland bird numbers have declined by 7% over the past five years.

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