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Breeding birds of the South Pennine moors 1991


The South Pennine moors are here defined as the unenclosed uplands between Skipton (Yorkshire) in the north and Leek (Staffordshire) in the south. These moors mainly overlie rocks of the Carboniferous millstone grit series and are thus quite distinct from the upland grasslands to the north and south.

This report describes the distribution and numbers of birds found breeding on these moors during a systematic survey carried out between 12 April and 28 June 1990. A total of 725 km2 of moorland was visited twice – the whole of the South Pennine moorlands other than for small outlying areas of less than 4 km2. This is the first time a comprehensive statement of the breeding bird fauna of this important area has been made.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1991··

Brown, A.F. & Shepherd, R.B. 1991. Breeding birds of the south Pennine moors. JNCC Report Number 7, JNCC Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report provides the results of the 1990 systematic survey of the moorland breeding birds of the South Pennines, between Skipton in Yorkshire and Leek in Staffordshire.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·03·25

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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