The Capercaille is found in the Highlands of Scotland, and is largely confined to the pine forests of the highlands. These birds are critically endangered, there is estimated to be, according to the RSPB, only 1,285 Capercailles left in the wild. However, there are plans to increase their population:
- They plan to increas the population of the Capercaille to 2000 birds, by 2020.
- And, the long term goal, is to increase the birds numbers to 5000 animals.
4. The Cuckoo
They are doing a lot better the the Capercallie, with 16,000 pairs. However, they still remain endangered, and vulnerable to extinction.
They are very rare, critically endangered, with only 20-24 birds which survive in the wild, according to the RSPB!
2. The Black Tailed Godwit
However, they are widespread across mainland Europe. And, in the winter, there are 44,000 winter birds which pass and rest in the UK. So, even though they are not common in the UK, they are not the most endangered birds.
Across the UK, we have hunted to extinction most of our predator animals, and, the Scottish Wildcat is one of those animals which has been hunted to the brink of extinction. This animals was once common right across the British Isles. Today however, they can only be found in the Scottish highlands.
Their numbers are alarming, there is at most, an estimated 400 of these cats left in the wild, however, conservationists think that there could be as little as 44 Scottish Wildcats left.