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From The Guardian on 30-Jul-2014 15:33

Conservationists say climate change could be partly to blame for big drop in numbers in eight of the main species over 10 years

The magical winter wildlife spectacle of hundreds of thousands of wading birds converging on British estuaries could be under threat as research shows big declines in some of the most familiar species.

Results from the Wetland Bird Survey reveals that ringed plovers, oystercatchers, redshank and dunlin are among the eight most abundant species overwintering on UK estuaries to suffer significant and consistent population drops over 10 years.

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