Woodland birds bounce back in Scotland

Scotland’s woodland bird populations have increased by two-thirds since the 1990s, according to Scottish Natural Heritage, but upland bird numbers are declining

Great spotted woodpeckers are among the birds doing well. Photograph: Allan Wallberg/123RFWoodland bird populations in Scotland have shot up by more than two-thirds since 1994, according to Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

SNH reported the increase in its terrestrial breeding birds index, published on 17 November. The report is based on data collected by volunteers through the British Trust for Ornithology and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee breeding bird survey.

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