We know that farmland wading birds are declining due to national ‘citizen science’ surveys, such as bird atlases and the annual Breeding Bird Survey. However, these do not provide a detailed picture of what is going on at a farm scale, which is essential for well targeted conservation measures. Monitoring breeding waders on your farm enables you to track changes from year to year. This Practical Guide gives guidance as to why and how to survey farmland wading birds.
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