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Submission #21

Mon, 2013-01-07
Ireland
Population dynamics of Common Buzzard in south-west Ireland
2011
2012
Regional
County Cork
Irish Raptor Study Group
Civil (NGO)
4
No
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Regular breeder
Yes
<20%
<20%
Yes
No
No
No
None
Yes
Non-protected landscapes such as intensive farmland
No
No
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
No
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
No
No
Yes
2011
2012
No
Yes
Hunting and persecution (trapping, poisoning, shooting)
Agriculture (intensification, abandonment, expansion)
Pesticides & pollution (direct or indirect effects)
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
No
No
Sampling units
More than once a year
No
Yes
Sampling units
More than once a year
No
No
Yes
Annually
No
Yes
No
Yes
More than once a year
No
No
Yes
Occasionally
No
No
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
No
No
No
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
Yes
2011
2012
No
Yes
2011
2012
No
No
No
No
Yes
2011
2012
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Annually
Yes
Report to statuatory conservation body in Ireland (National Parks & Wildlife Service), Heritage Council (if funded).
Yes
Annually
Yes
Annually
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Britain and Ireland Buzzard working group
No
No
No
0
6
>80%
500
This is a relatively new monitoring programme focussing on the rapid expansion of the buzzard population in south-west Ireland following past extinction and recent (last 10 years) recolonisation of much of its former range. We plan to have some preliminary results published in the near future.