Sunday, 17 August 2014

Counting the Birds

"In the last decades of the 20th century, 44 million breeding birds vanished from the British countryside. The total avian population has probably never been lower since the last Ice Age."

That's the startling conclusion from Mark Cocker in his article looking at the various recently published atlases of British birds in the New Statesman.

Mark Cocker's latest books include Birds and People and Birds Britannica.

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