Breeding Birds Survey 2019 report – out now!

BBS 2019 Report cover
BBS 2019 Report cover

The 2019 Breeding Birds Survey (BBS) report has just been published, and is available to download from the main BTO site here.

The report covers the Breeding Bird Survey news, trends and articles on related research. The Waterways Breeding Bird Survey news and trends are also incorporated into this report.

There are mixed results, with some species showing increases (eg. Goldfinches) and others a decline (eg. Chaffinches) in abundance. This year the BTO has also published interactive graphs to explore trends in abundance for selected species. Check out the species you are interested in here.

Watch a short video thanking all the volunteer surveyors for the incredibly valuable data collected as part of these surveys. In 2019 we surveyed a total of 4,005 1km grid squares across the UK and walked 14,996 km of transect routes!

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