Breeding Farmland Birds
Farming is a critical activity for Scotland and has shaped many of the landscapes we see today. Farming supports a range of wildlife. However, as farming practices have evolved to improve levels of production we have seen more intensive farming.
This trend note assesses the evidence for changes in abundance of Scotland’s farmland birds and discusses the potential reasons for the changes.
Seabirds in Scotland
Scotland has internationally important populations of several seabirds. Their conservation is assisted through a network of designated sites.
The widespread nature of these sites and the predominance of important seabird areas on the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland), are where some of our largest seabird colonies are present.
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