We have started to source articles from various journals & publications that will be of interest to those interested in the birds of the Clyde area. A few have been uploaded so far and we will be adding to these regularly. You can use the filters to see articles related to specific topics. If you come across an article that you think would be of interest to others visiting this website, please get in touch with us. We also have a full, summary, list of the articles uploaded so far.
The 2020 report from the Clyde Ringing Group is now available to read. 2020 was a year like no other and the report shares a summary of the year, its highs and lows, record and ground breaking ringing totals and a summary of the best recoveries.
Back in April 2021, Judith Chapman began to enter her wildlife sightings in Bird Track. Then, earlier this month, on receiving her personalised version of Bird Track's 2021 summary stats email, it inspired Judith and her husband John to look back at their own observations from their top ranking site, the Blane Valley. You can read their write up of what they saw - Judith's drawings and John's photographs illustrate what is an excellent example of the magic of regularly visiting a local patch and keeping records of what you see from month to month.
The bird species that breed or overwinter in the UK have been assessed against a set of objective criteria and placed on the Green, Amber or Red lists to indicate an increasing level of conservation concern. At 70 species, the Red list is now longer than ever before, and is almost double the length of that in the first review in 1996. Read the summary leaflet. The full report is referenced at the end of the leaflet
Private study (2019-21)
Scottish Birds 41:1 (2021) p50-54
The Glasgow Naturalist 27:3 (2020)
A summary is presented of the bird species recorded in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, in the period 1998-2020. Comparisons are made against similar bird lists made over the past 100 years, with trends and changes described and discussed. A few observations of unusual and rarely seen species are included. The Birds of Glasgow Botanic Gardens is from the Glasgow Naturalist and authored by Chris McInerny.