The Governments report/statutory guidance re: Birds of Conservation Concern

Categories: Birds, Wildlife

Woodland birds of conservation concern are those species on the red and amber lists of Birds of Conservation Concern associated with woodland habitat[footnote 1].

The species in this list are those referred to in the conditions of general licence GL40: to take or kill certain species of wild birds to conserve wild birds, or flora and fauna of conservation concern.

Species Scientific name Level of concern
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Amber
Common redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Amber
Dunnock Prunella modularis Amber
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Red
Golden oriole Oriolus oriolus Red
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Red
Honey buzzard Pernis apivorus Amber
Lesser redpoll Acanthis cabaret Red
Lesser spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos minor Red
Marsh tit Poecile palustris Red
Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Red
Pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Red
Song thrush Turdus philomelos Red
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Amber
Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata Red
Tawny owl Strix aluco Amber
Tree pipit Anthus trivialis Red
Willow tit Poecile montanus Red
Willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Amber
Wood warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Red
Woodcock Scolopax rusticol Red