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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.

Management advice

General

  • 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.

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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.

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