Wildlife | Birds in Berkshire

Introduction

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The numbers of birds are continuously fluctuating when surveys are carried out. Decrease in numbers of birds depends on the requirements and how tolerant each specie of bird are, also due to weather extremes, lack of food and shelter, agricultural intensification. Increase is obviously the opposite of the above examples. 

Encourage birds into your garden and instantly you will be amazed at how many different species you can attract. You will also learn more about the birds that visit, as well as helping the local population of each specie.

Latest Bird Facts

  • The Skylark has a flight which is symbolic of summer skies, this bird prefers traditionally managed meadows and is found around these habitats in Berkshire, and sometimes has even been seen on rough grassland in London.
  • The Long-tailed tit is a bird of Berkshire's woodlands, wooded parks and suburban gardens, which has benefited from our milder winters recently.
  • Nesting Waterfowl in Berkshire are Coots, Mallards, Great crested grebes, Mute swans, Cormorants, Lapwings, Herons, and Kingfishers.
  • Summer Visitors from the Southern Hemisphere to Berkshire and the South East are Swifts, Swallows and House martins.

related links

British Trust for Ornithology Learn about recent bird surveys
RSPB homepage & image library Find out more about birds around the UK
Birdguides.com Watch videos online at this BAFTA award winning site