This guide was made possible through the commitment and hard work of many people. The authors are indebted to Forestry Commission Wales for providing support and funding.
We particularly thank Michelle Bromley, Chris Tucker and Richard Carrick of Forestry Commission Wales, Niall Burton, Jane Carpenter, Lesley Cowhig, Gillian Gilbert, Derek Gruar, Ian Johnstone, Rowena Langston, Patrick Lindley, Jonathan Rothwell, Ken Smith, Danae
Stevens, Elisabeth Taylor, Mike Wood and Andy Young of The RSPB, and Sian Whitehead of CCW for providing constructive comments on draft texts, pulling together current published knowledge on woodland birds and help with the maps.
As much of the information included here comes from the work of others which increased our understanding of woodland birds and woodland conservation, readers are encouraged to use the bibliography.