How many birds are on the Red List in UK?

The growing Red List. This update shows that the UK’s bird species are increasingly at risk, with the Red List growing from 67 to 70.

Are starlings on the Red List UK?

More than a quarter of UK bird species are now on the UK’s red list – which includes starlings, nightingales, house sparrows, turtle doves, grey partridges and puffins.

What does it mean if a bird is red listed?

Bring back our spring birds All these birds, and many others, are now on the UK’s Red List, meaning they face severe declines and need urgent conservation action. Their continued declines are not inevitable.

Are starlings red listed?

Long-term monitoring by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) shows that starling numbers have fallen by 66 per cent in Britain since the mid-1970s. Because of this decline in numbers, the starling is red listed as a bird of high conservation concern.

What does IUCN 3.1 mean?

IUCN – SSC Cetacean Specialist Group / 2001 IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria (version 3.1) EXTINCT (EX) A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Why are sparrows on the Red List?

There are 40 species on the red list, 121 on the amber list (showing moderate decline) and only 86 on green (numbers increasing or stable). Richard Gregory, the RSPB’s head of monitoring, said that sparrows and starlings were on the red list as their breeding numbers were dropping dramatically and no one knew why.

Why are starlings red listed?

How is the Red List used?

The IUCN Red List is used to inform decisions taken by Multilateral Environmental Agreements. It is often used as a guide to revise the annexes of some important international agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).