BTO want Scottish gardeners to count birds
Appeared on Space For Nature on 17th January 2004
The British Trust for Ornithology is urging gardeners in Scotland to join their long running 'Garden Birdwatch' survey in a bid to extend the coverage north of the border.
Results from the BTO
's survey show that Scottish gardens are particularly important for some species at certain times of the year, e.g. Tree Sparrows (Passer montanus
) and Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella
) in winter. Evidence suggests that populations of these and other species of farmland bird are quite mobile and benefit from winter food provided by gardeners.
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