Yorkshire Dales Upland Bird Study Group

The Yorkshire Dales Upland Bird Study Group recording area covers the central Pennine block from the southern boundary between Skipton, Harrogate and Otley, north to the Durham county boundary, and west to the Cumbria and Lancashire county boundaries.

The main focus within the YDUBSG area is the monitoring of Peregrine and Raven populations.  A considerable amount of time has also been put into the survey and monitoring of Hen Harriers but despite the best efforts of many, it would appear that this species is extinct as a breeding species in the Dales.  There were also a number of separate Merlin studies being undertaken in the area but several of these have unfortunately now ceased.

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