Woodland management for birds: Priority species
floristic diversity (Fuller et al. 2005; Amar et al. 2006) resulting in a decline in nesting and foraging habitats.
Target management into well-wooded
landscapes within key areas.
Increase the extent or improve the quality of nest sites
Retain a good proportion of mature trees with natural holes when thinning woodland.
Increase the extent or improve the quality of foraging habitat
Encourage a well-structured shrub layer, including a diversity of seed-bearing trees through the control of grazing, to provide year-round feeding.
Increase the abundance of deadwood to provide year-round foraging by ring- barking or injecting herbicides into younger crowding timber.