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of young kestrels
Results summary - 1979-2003
kestrel summaries - Scotland
tinnunculus) in Ayrshire
Since 1972 the Kestrel populations of 2 study areas in
Ayrshire, South West Scotland, have been monitored on an annual basis. This long
term unbroken sequence of monitoring involves determining the full breeding
cycle of kestrels in 30-35 nesting territories.
The data is analysed and submitted as part of the South Strathclyde Raptor Study
Group report which is collated by the Raptor Monitoring Officer with material
from other species in Scotland and published as an annual report.
monitoring is vital to produce accurate information on the status of raptors to
enable rational decisions to be made on their conservation.