Habitat management news
Since 1970, the Skylark Alauda arvensis has declined by over 50% across much of Britain. The declines have been particularly noticeable throughout the lowland farmland landscape. Here, oportunities to produce multiple broods have been reduced principally by the winer sowing of cereals. To improve Skylark breeding success in arable farmland, trials were undertaken by RSPB and tested in the Sustainable Arable Farming For an Improved Environment (SAFFIE) project.