The loss of fallow land and farmland birds in Spain

A science blog post by Prof Richard Gregory has been published discussing the links between the loss of fallow land in Spain and the loss of farmland birds.

The story comes from the new research published in Scientific Reports by Juan Traba & Manuel B. Morales: The decline of farmland birds in Spain is strongly associated to the loss of fallowland.


The Great Bustard is one of the declining farmland birds which are typical for the cereal Steppe habitats in the Iberian Penninsula.
Photo by Martin Pelánek (phototrip.cz)