Elan Rare Birds

The Elan Valley area is a traditional stronghold for upland breeding birds such as golden plover, red grouse, curlew, merlin, ring ouzel, whinchat, and skylark. However, changing practices in how the land has been managed has contributed to the decline in rare birds in the Elan Links area. These are dependent on a variety of different plant communities, or vegetation mosaics.

This project will improve key habitat areas and make other interventions to help improve the breeding success of these rare birds.  Not only do we have the opportunity to reinvigorate traditional practises, there is the chance to mitigate the threat of further changes.

Download the project plan.