Project Aims


This is the first local Breeding Bird Atlas to be undertaken in North Wales, which started in April 2008. The primary aim of this project is to document the distribution of breeding bird species in North Wales and where possible to highlight changes that have occurred since the last National Breeding Bird Atlas which took place in 1988-1991. This information is vital to identify declining species, as well as those that are doing well, to help formulate plans to ensure the continued well being of birds in North Wales and of our natural environment in general.

The results of this breeding season atlas project will be summarised on this website and further analysis will be provided in a publication as soon as possible after completion of the fieldwork.

This local fieldwork is being run in parallel with a four-year winter and breeding season atlas project across the whole of the UK and Ireland being organised by British Trust for Ornithology in partnership with the Scottish Ornithologists' Club and Birdwatch Ireland. This will revise the distribution maps and population estimates from the 1981-84 Winter Atlas and the 1988-91 Breeding Atlas.