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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ready for Big Garden Birdwatch 2014: Breeding population estimates from APEP for the top 15 birds as seen in the BGB 2013

The list below gives the UK breeding population estimates for the top 15 most common birds spotted in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2013. These data are from the Avian Population Estimates Panel publication in British Birds (#106, February 2013; p64-100).

Latin - Species                Estimate     BGB Rank 2013
C. palumbus - Woodpigeon       5,400,000         7
P. domesticus - House Sparrow  5,300,000         1
T. merula - Blackbird          5,100,000         5
S. vulgaris - Starling         1,900,000         3
C. monedula - Jackdaw          1,400,000        13
C. carduelis - Goldfinch       1,200,000         6
E. rubecula - Robin            6,700,000        10
F. coelebs - Chaffinch         6,200,000         2
C. caeruleus - Blue Tit        3,600,000         4
P. major - Great Tit           2,600,000         9
P. modularis - Dunnock         2,500,000        15
S. decaocto - Collared Dove    990,000          11
P. ater - Coal Tit             760,000           8
P. pica - Magpie               600,000          14
A. caudatus - Long-tailed Tit  340,000          12

Good luck with your BGB count this year.

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