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DBC Yellowhammer Survey

The Yellowhammer population in Durham may have been in decline for many years. The Birds of Durham (Bowey and Newsome, 2012) notes that Tristram (1905) reported that it had “decreased much in numbers in late years”, while Temperley (1951) recorded a marked decline in the decade before his book was written. Since then local and national data suggest further decline, in County Durham perhaps more noticeable in areas west of Durham City. DBC is therefore running a breeding season survey of the species in 2022 to try to determine its true status across the county. Details and reporting form at Please use hashtag #DBCYellowhammer on social media.


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