Songbird Survival


Registered Charity Number: 1085281
Diss, Norfolk

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    House Sparrow down 68%

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    Bullfinch down 40%

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    Willow Tit down 92%

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    White Throat down 56%



Wild bird numbers are an important Government Quality of Life Indicator

Yet there has been a crash in our rural and urban songbird 
population over the last 40 years

The Prevailing View:
Habitat Loss & Modern Farming


Broadleaf woodland has increased by a third since1947

Hedgerows increased 11% between 1990 & 2007

Over 70% of farmland is in Environmental Stewardship

(costing over £400 million and still not delivering) 

Our Songbird population should be increasing BUT IT IS NOT


Predator & Scavenger numbers at record levels
Unnatural abundance & density of predators / scavengers ignored

The IssueSong Thrush

Lesser Redpoll down 89%
Tree Sparrow down 96%
Bullfinch down 45%
Songthrush down 50%
Skylark down 63%

Whether you live in a city, a leafy suburb, or out in the country, you will be aware that the dawn chorus is but a whisper of what it used to be as the songbird population has declined in almost all areas over the last thirty six years.

What has happened?

The whole of the environment of Great Britain is effectively man-made. We feel we have a responsibility to ensure that the environment is managed for the benefit of all our flora and fauna.  The only way we can do this is to better understand our birds and their problems through scientific research.

Contact Us

Songbird Survival PO Box 311
IP22 1WW

Phone: 01379 641715

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

September 2015 September 2014
Total Income £260,176 £226,662
Total Expenditure £268,864 £253,472

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