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Suffolk Turtle Dove Survey

logoTurtle doves (Streptopelia turtur) are in trouble; they are vulnerable to global extinction (IUCN Red List of Endangered Species). They have suffered a 94% UK population decline since 1995 and a 78% decline across Europe since 1980. At this current rate of change if we don’t help this species scientists calculate that complete UK extinction as a breeding species will be a real possibility.

  • Operation Turtle Dove has an important and urgent mission to reverse the fortunes of this enigmatic and culturally significant bird. Please help us to save them.
  • Key ID information can be found at the RSPB Turtle Dove ID page
  • The archived Action Plan (BAP) 2007 and a factsheet can be found here


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The table can be sorted by clicking on a header or filtered by using the text box below the headers (* can be used as a wildcard). Clicking on an entry will highlight the record's location on the map. Clicking the view record icon on the right will show the full details of a record. Clicking on a thumbnail image will enlarge it.

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