What we're looking for
In recent decades populations of many bird species associated with farmland habitats have experienced worrying declines. The RSPB is working with partner organisations and the farming community to try to halt this decline. Working through the Dumfries and Galloway Farmland Bird Group (RSPB, SNH, D&G Council), we are directing our survey effort for farmland birds into areas where we would like to develop initiatives for tree sparrow and breeding waders. This project allies the enthusiasm of RSPB volunteers with the willingness of farmers who are interested in doing more for the birds and nature on their farms.