Ringed Plover

The Ringed Plover is a small, short-legged wading bird. Breeding on beaches around the coast Many UK birds live here all year round, but birds from Europe increase the winter population in Britain and birds from Greenland and Canada pass through on migration. The Ringed Plover is on the Red List.

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Red list criteria (taken from RSPB website)

Globally threatened.

Historical population decline in UK during 1800–1995.

Severe (at least 50%) decline in UK breeding population over last 25 years, or longer-   term period (the entire period used for assessments since the first BoCC review, starting in 1969).

Severe (at least 50%) contraction of UK breeding range over last 25 years, or the longer-term period

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