Have you noticed many birds stopping by in your garden to forage for berries or worms over the past few months? If not there may be a reason for this.

Common birds such as sparrows, starlings and skylarks are suffering “alarming” declines in their numbers, a new study has warned with house sparrows and starlings being amongst the worst hit species as populations have declined by 150 million in 30 years.

Recent Studies

Dr Richard Gregory, head of species monitoring and research at the RSPB and who was also involved in the research, said: “The rarer birds in this study, whose Starlingpopulations are increasing, have benefited from protection across Europe. White storks and marsh harriers receive among the highest level of protection in the EU.

“This is a warning from birds throughout Europe. It is clear that the way we are managing the environment is unsustainable for many of our most familiar species.”

Decline in Common Species

Dr Richard Inger, an ecologist at the University of Exeter who led the study, said: “The vast majority of the declines are caused by losses in the most common species which are often forgotten about in terms of conservation.

“We should all be worried that the most common species of bird are declining rapidly because it is this group of birds that people benefit from the most.

“Birds have key roles in ecosystems for things like pest control, seed dispersal and carcass removal. Do we really want to lose bird song to watching birds feed in your garden?”

For more on this story please visit the following link – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/11204029/Garden-birds-in-alarming-decline.html

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Whilst we are routinely called to implement lasting measures designed to ensure that pest birds do not return to a particular area, we are very proud of the fact that the bird control methods which we utilise are all humane.

For more on how we combat bird control issues in a humane way, please visit our previous blog – https://www.ipmpestcontrol.co.uk/effective-bird-control-humane-way/

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