The species involved are from a wide range of woodland habitats, have different distributions across the UK and have different ecological traits. It is therefore highly unlikely there is a single pressure on woodland habitats leading to the declines of this diverse group of species. We are approaching the problem by concentrating on individual species.
We are currently trying to identify the causes of decline for two of our long-distance migrants, wood warbler and pied flycatcher and the resident hawfinch. We are also investigating whether habitat management at the site and landscape scale can be used as an effective conservation tool to manage willow tit populations.