Bird Watching (UK) - - 30 Years Of Birdwatching -

The Black­cap has ex­panded both in its breed­ing pop­u­la­tion and even more re­mark­ably in its win­ter­ing pop­u­la­tion (bear­ing in mind this is a war­bler!). From a few hun­dred thou­sand pairs, the pop­u­la­tion shot up to nearly 600,000 pairs by 2000, and the rise has con­tin­ued over the last 15 years, so that now there are 1.2 mil­lion breed­ing pairs as well as 3,000 win­ter­ing birds.

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