Bettisfield farmland bird project
Corn buntings have declined by 89 per cent since 1970 across the UK. In Wales, they could now be extinct following the Countyside Council for Wales Challenge Fund-supported survey in 2008 where no birds were found.
- To analyse issues contributing to the decline of corn bunting in Wales.
- To work with farmers and landowners to provide habitat for corn buntings and other farmland birds.
- To provide training, support and advice to other organisations such as Biodiversity Officers from the local council.
- To raise awareness locally of the plight of the corn bunting (and other key farmland birds in the area).
- To help achieve the Welsh Assembly's Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) target of more than 10 singing males by 2020.
- Countryside Council for Wales Challenge Fund-supported survey carried out in 2008 with no singing males found.
- Mapping of local area done to determine extent of habitat available to corn buntings, and what could be put in place to aid their recovery.
- Contact made with local landowners to promote habitat management for corn buntings and other farmland birds.