Farmland birds are an important measure of UK biodiversity and one of the Government’s sustainable development indicators.
Birds such as yellowhammer, corn bunting, grey partridge and the skylark depend on arable farmland for food and habitat. Changes in farmland management can affect populations and the use of pesticides can have indirect effects such as removing food sources. These effects can be reduced by using pesticides responsibly and creating and maintaining suitable habitats.
Pesticides and Farmland Birds
VI advice to help farmers and advisors understand and address the issues.
CFE Farmland Bird Advice
The latest best practice advice on farmland birds from the Championing the Farmland Environment
Operation Turtle Dove
Turtle Doves are in trouble and farmers are key to saving them. Operation Turtle Dove aims to reverse the decline.