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Wader numbers increase in Northern Ireland

According to the RSPB Northern Ireland, the number of the wading birds has increased this year on Lower Lough Erne in Fermanagh. Populations grew due to the dedicated conservation work in the area. The numbers of Lapwing, Redshank, Common Snipe and Curlew grew according to a survey of this year’s breeding season and even the rare Dunlin attempted to breed for the first time since 2003. ‘The RSPB works very hard to improve the fortunes of threatened birds,’ said Dr James Robinson, Director of RSPB NI. ‘On the islands that we manage as nature reserves on Lower Lough Erne, the numbers of breeding wading birds have increased in recent years. When we get results like these, it demonstrates our success in helping Northern Ireland’s special birds.’

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