Familiar birds added to revised UK Red List
BBC Wildlife|January 2022
House martin, swift, greenfinch and Bewick’s swan are given status of “highest conservation concern”
Jo Price

The latest assessment of the status of the UK’s regularly-occurring bird species, Birds of Conservation Concern 5, reveals more than one in four species are in serious trouble.

Compiled by a coalition of the UK’s leading bird conservation and monitoring organizations, the report assessed each species against a set of objective criteria and assigned it to a Green, Amber or Red List – indicating an increasing level of conservation concern.

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