Winter is a season of life or death for Britain's birds

For Britain’s birds, the weather in January is absolutely crucial. Cold, hard winters mean death; mild ones greatly increase their chances of survival. To see the difference in fortunes, we only need to compare two winters just over a quarter of a century apart: the Big Freeze of 1962-63 and the winter of 1988-89, one of the mildest on record.

The Guardian

Last updated on 12 January 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Climate Change
Species group: 
Birds