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Birds, bogs and forestry: The peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland 1988


This publication summarises the results of NCC’s Upland Bird Survey undertaken by the Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) in the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland between 1979 and 1986. The report analysed and published the data from those surveys, together with those obtained from eight sites in Caithness surveyed by RSPB in 1985 using NCC methods. 

This report is complementary to The Flow Country: The peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland which summarised NCC’s detailed surveys of peatland vegetation in the Flow Country.

In 2008, British Wildlife published a thorough review of the events leading to, and following from, the publication of Birds, bogs and forestry (Scott, M. 2008. The Flow Country revisited. British Wildlife. 19(4), 229-239).

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1988··

Stroud, D.A., Reed, T.M., Pienkowski, M.W. & Lindsay, R.A. (Edited by Ratcliffe, D.A. & Oswald, P.H). 1987. Birds, bogs and forestry: The peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland. Nature Conservancy Council (JNCC), Peterborough.

This NCC publication is one of two which describe the nature conservation interest and importance of the Flow Country, in Caithness and Sutherland, northern Scotland.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·09·12

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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