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Can Lapwing declines be reversed?

Posted by Jean Roberts 
Can Lapwing declines be reversed?
January 09, 2017 10:51PM
Check out the latest research into how Lapwing declines can be reversed via this link.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2017 10:53PM by Jean Roberts.
Re: Can Lapwing declines be reversed?
January 11, 2017 09:56AM
Not scientific in any way, but my impression is that the lapwing flocks are bigger this winter - other people commented as well.

Any WeBs counters able to compare?

Re: Can Lapwing declines be reversed?
January 14, 2017 08:17PM
"Oops. That page can't be found"

Bad link Jean.

If your question is to locally, then the answer is a "No". When I think how many Lapwings bred in the Fylde, especially in the Preesall, Pilling and Cockerham and Bowland areas 30/40 years ago it is impossible to believe that can be reversed without wholescale reversal of farming practice, drainage and land use.

When we see the current winter numbers in our area it is tempting to think there is no problem but 99% of these birds are immigrants from cold Europe. If the poorer parts of Europe follow our UK example of "progress", the Lapwing's decline will continue.

While birds are highly adpative in their evolution most are unable to adapt quickly enough to overcome man's changes to their lifestyle.
Re: Can Lapwing declines be reversed?
January 14, 2017 11:30PM
This might work
If not use Jean's link and look on right hand side- Can habitat management rescue Lapwing populations?

Interesting article I think.
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