Influence of mountain bike routes on breeding birds

Authors:  Henk Sierdsema & Christian Kampichler

Year: 2018

Publisher: Sovon Bird Research Netherlands



Cycling, along with walking, is the most popular form of recreation in the Netherlands. The number of mountain bike routes is growing rapidly in the Netherlands, in particular due to their good regulatory effect. Little is known about the influence of MTB routes on the disturbance of fauna and in particular on breeding bird populations (eg Krijgsveld et al. 2008). Tracks & Trails has asked Sovon to analyze the effect of MTB routes on breeding birds.