This study investigated the influence of woodland management at Yarner Wood on hole-nesting birds, using archived data from 1955-2008. Statistical analyses were only possible for the redstart, pied flycatcher, blue tit and great tit. Results suggested that management had had little effect on these species, and that climatic changes had a much greater influence on nesting and breeding success. Future recommendations include continued monitoring of nest boxes at Yarner Wood and the further collation of archived nest box data for other parts of the NNR. A related paper is published in Forest and Ecology Management 330 (2014) 205-217.
This project adds to the growing body of data on bird species in Yarner Wood NNR.