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

It’s had its ups and downs, and it’s still a gen­uinely rare breeder, but the Bit­tern does fi­nally seem to be on the up, with the UK breed­ing pop­u­la­tion near­ing 100 pairs – back in 1986, it was fewer than 30. As with sev­eral other reedbed species, the preser­va­tion of this im­por­tant habi­tat, and cre­ation of new ar­eas, has helped a great deal.

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