10 Declining Bird Species - You Might Be Surprised!

We all know that many of our bird species have declined over recent years, but there are some seemingly common species that you may be surprised to learn are actually in decline. Take a look at the list below and see how many you didn't know about. 

10 Declining Bird Species…..

1. Herring Gull - RED LISTED

  Herring Gull. Credit: Maria Hiles

Herring Gull. Credit: Maria Hiles

2. Starling - RED LISTED

  Starlings. Credit: Mike Hudson

Starlings. Credit: Mike Hudson

3. Song Thrush - RED LISTED

  Song Thrush. Credit: Keith Milner

Song Thrush. Credit: Keith Milner

4. Mute Swan - AMBER LISTED

  Mute Swans. Credit: Doug Price

Mute Swans. Credit: Doug Price

5. Mallard - AMBER LISTED

  Mallard. Credit: Ric Jackson

Mallard. Credit: Ric Jackson

6. Oystercatcher - AMBER LISTED

  Oystercatcher. Credit: Antony Taylor

Oystercatcher. Credit: Antony Taylor

7. Tawny Owl - AMBER LISTED

  Tawny Owl. Credit: Peter Orr

Tawny Owl. Credit: Peter Orr

8. Dunnock - AMBER LISTED

  Dunnock. Credit: Laurence Whitaker

Dunnock. Credit: Laurence Whitaker

9. House Martin - AMBER LISTED

  House Martin. Credit: Duncan Cooke    

House Martin. Credit: Duncan Cooke

 

10. Black-headed Gull - AMBER LISTED

  Black-headed Gull. Credit: Shane Jones

Black-headed Gull. Credit: Shane Jones