September 2002 – vol. 95, issue 9, pp 468–470 The BTO has launched a £100,000 appeal to `Save Our Sparrows'. If you had read that sentence 25 years ago, perhaps even ten years ago, you might have thought that this was the issue of British Birds scheduled to arrive on April 1st, not September 1st. The decline in formerly abundant farmland birds is now a familiar story, however, and the latest research findings confirm that urban birds are badl... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.