Use of breeding birds atlas data to identify important areas for upland breeding birds in North East (ENRR048)

This 1993 report provided an evaluation of the relative importance of different areas of upland in northern England for upland breeding birds. It used data from the 1988-91 'New Atlas of Breeding Birds’ (Gibbons et al 1993) at the tetrad and at the ten-kilometre square scale. Seven important bird areas were identified, each consisting of a series of tetrads holding at least 1.5 times the mean regional species-richness and importance index of upland birds. Their relationship to existing Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Important Bird Areas and proposed Special Protection Areas were discussed.

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