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New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa


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Species, such as whinchat, nightingale, tree pipit and spotted flycatcher, which winter in the humid zone of Africa – stretching across the continent from southern Senegal to Nigeria and beyond - show the most dramatic declines: the indicator for this group of species has dropped by just over 70 per cent since the late 1980s.

 

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It's not only the UK birds. The numbers of many wader species that migrate to Australia from their northern hemisphere breeding grounds are down by over 70% too. The cause seems to be destruction of valuable feeding sites along the SE Asia flyway.

 

Another major international disgrace!

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Atravelynn

Habitat loss leads to species loss leads to losses we can't begin to comprehend. Is there the will to make changes...before it's too late?

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It's not only the UK birds. The numbers of many wader species that migrate to Australia from their northern hemisphere breeding grounds are down by over 70% too. The cause seems to be destruction of valuable feeding sites along the SE Asia flyway.

 

Another major international disgrace!

 

Yes, only a few open-billed storks here (edit: here being near my home) last winter, down from hundreds five years ago and thousands ten years ago. Not that they were heading to Australia, but it's something that even I can see. Edited by pault
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