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Official statistics for Terrestrial breeding birds

View and download official statistics publications relating to the index of abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds.

Current Official statistic:

Data from this statistic informs updates of the Scottish Government national indicator Increase the abundance of terrestrial breeding birds

Previous publications

November 2018 Official Statistic:

November 2017 Official Statistic:

  • Index of abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds, 1994-2016
  • December 2017 Official Statistic supporting data

November 2016 Official Statistic:

December 2015 Official Statistic:

November 2014 Official Statistic:

March 2013 Official Statistic:

2012 Official Statistic:

2011 Official Statistic:

Related links

Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010