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. The support from volunteer surveyors in recent years has led to a targeted approach centred on areas within the UK based on farmland bird records collated over recent years. Within the Eastern England Region there are 2 focus areas and we aim to monitor populations of the 10 most declining farmland birds. This will involve providing high quality bird surveys to farmers within the focus areas and will enable the advice our advisors subsequently deliver to be measured. 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.