The reasons for songbird decline are intricate and complex. They can divide opinion among scientists and conservationists. There are also gaps in the evidence base that informs UK policy for conservation action.
Only detailed scientific study will help us understand what’s really going on and identify the real drivers behind continued songbird declines.
SongBird Survival is a science-led organisation. We commission and fund high quality scientific research to fill in these evidence gaps and influence conservation action.
The crisis for songbirds is very real. Our future research priorities are driven by targeting critical gaps in the scientific knowledge - where there is little existing work, or where previous studies have indicated a need for further research.
We will investigate all the factors affecting songbirds including predation, habitat, and food.