List name
Schedule 1 Birds
Owner
jamesbroom1990@outlook.com
List type
Other
Description
How do we protect wild birds? To reduce disturbance to breeding birds, all coupes (areas of forest that have been identified for works) are surveyed prior to forest operations. We also check historical records to assess if protected species are known to have nested in that area previously. We always take account of the different needs and sensitivities of protected species we identify. Depending on which species it is, we may avoid working in the same area as a nest site or delay our operations to a later date. Small-scale disturbance, large-scale improvements Well-managed forests are good for wildlife, including birds, and we are gradually improving our forests for wildlife by providing a more varied structure, such as different ages and species of trees in certain areas. A diverse forest structure provides habitat suitable for more bird species. It will come as no surprise that areas of continuous-cover forestry (where the area is never completely cleared of trees) provide great bird breeding sites. However, even areas that have been clear-felled, which may look quite barren, are important too. They provide habitat for the nightjar as it closely resembles their natural lowland heath habitat which has declined considerably in the last two hundred years. Nearly 20,000 hectares of ancient woodland on the estate we manage has now been improved for biodiversity. Many of these areas, previously planted with conifers, are now in the process of being restored. It’s a slow process but the results are worth the wait. Whilst some work in the forest may have an impact on small numbers of birds and animals, improving the forest structure will have a really positive contribution to supporting those populations in the long-term. Forest operations, such as felling, always mean some localised disturbance. However, the area affected is usually very small compared to the total area of undisturbed forest. Most birds and animals will move into these other areas when work starts.
URL
https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/business-sectors/forestry/woodlands-and-the-environment/protecting-wild-birds-during-forestry-operations/?lang=en
Date submitted
2017-12-13
Date updated
2017-12-13
Is private
No
Included in species pages
No
Authoritative
No
Invasive
No
Threatened
No
Part of the sensitive data service
No
Region
Not provided
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr1707

16 Number of Taxa

16 Distinct Species

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Botaurus stellaris
Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bittern
 
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Fringilla montifringilla
Fringilla montifringilla Linnaeus, 1758
Brambling
 
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Loxia
Loxia Linnaeus, 1758
 
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Turdus pilaris
Turdus pilaris Linnaeus, 1758
Fieldfare
 
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Accipiter gentilis
Accipiter gentilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Goshawk
 
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Circus cyaneus
Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Hen Harrier
 
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Falco subbuteo
Falco subbuteo Linnaeus, 1758
Hobby
 
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Alcedinidae
Alcedinidae
Kingfishers
 
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Milvus milvus
Milvus milvus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red Kite
 
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Tyto alba
Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)
Barn Owl
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched)
Botaurus stellaris Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758) Bittern
Fringilla montifringilla Fringilla montifringilla Linnaeus, 1758 Brambling
Loxia Loxia Linnaeus, 1758
Turdus pilaris Turdus pilaris Linnaeus, 1758 Fieldfare
Accipiter gentilis Accipiter gentilis (Linnaeus, 1758) Goshawk
Circus cyaneus Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus, 1766) Hen Harrier
Falco subbuteo Falco subbuteo Linnaeus, 1758 Hobby
Alcedinidae Alcedinidae Kingfishers
Milvus milvus Milvus milvus (Linnaeus, 1758) Red Kite
Tyto alba Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769) Barn Owl
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