Sussex Nightingale Survey 2022

This year Sussex Ornithological Society will be asking volunteers to help conduct a county survey of Nightingales.

Nightingales are now back in the county, so if you would like to get involved in the survey see the link below. There are still squares available, especially in West Sussex so please take part or forward on to people who may be interested

Sussex is one of the most important counties in Britain for breeding Nightingales. A team led by Dr Chris Hewson at the BTO estimated in 2018 that the UK population of singing males is between 5095-5983 individuals, distributed at sites spread across the south and east of England. They were last surveyed in Sussex as part of the national BTO survey in 2012/13, when 852 Nightingale territories were identified in Sussex.

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