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    UK wading bird species have fallen to the lowest level since the 90s

    NewsBird NewsWednesday 25 July 2012
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    According to The Press Association, four UK wading bird species saw numbers fall to new lows last year. “Lapwings, oystercatchers, snipe and curlew are all at their lowest numbers since the British Breeding Bird Survey of more than 100 bird species started in the early 1990s, the results for 2011 have shown.”

    Poor weather is one of the main reasons pointed by experts for long-term declines in the species. Lapwings, oystercatchers, snipe and curlew “suffered sharp drops in numbers compared with spring 2010, with populations tumbling by 40% for snipe and by almost a fifth for oystercatchers (19%) and lapwings (18%). Curlew numbers declined by 13% between 2010 and 2011.”

    Source: The Association Press

    Photo by: Andy Beecroft

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