The Skylark

Skylark ((Alauda arvensis) at Chidswell Heybeck 2021

Listen out for the beautiful melodious song of the skylark. 

A member of the lark family, they are streaky brown, the males have a punky crown.

Skylarks love farmland, here in the UK, it is their most important habitat.

Be careful as you go! Skylarks nest on the ground from April to August.

Skylark populations are declining in all countries of Northern and Western Europe and here in the UK.

Skylarks are Red listed.  That means they are one of the most threatened species because their numbers are rapidly falling or their ranges are getting smaller.

Chidswell and Heybeck are of at least DISTRICT WIDE IMPORTANCE for Skylarks.

Skylarks are here!

Let’s keep a home for the Skylark here!

Click here to find out more about the skylark on the RSPB website.

Fact sources: RSPB Giving Nature a Home, & RSPB Handbook of British Birds

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