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Author: Helen Crabtree

BTO English Winter Bird Survey

The BTO English Winter Bird Survey (EWBS) this winter will involve survey visits to randomly-selected squares that are dominated by farmland, and will assess bird populations using farmland and will also monitor the availability of food resources throughout the winter, providing national-scale monitoring of the effects of agri-environment scheme management on birds in winter (see […]

Annual woodcock monitoring

New volunteers in Sussex are being sought to help to monitor national breeding woodcock numbers. Annual monitoring of roding woodcocks has taken place at a number of sites across the UK each year since 2003; a summary of the results can be found at http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/woodcock-survey/results. Three visits to a site are required between 1st May […]

Sussex breeding Firecrest survey: update

In 2018 there will be a Sussex-only breeding Firecrest survey. The aims of this survey will be to estimate breeding densities of Firecrests in Sussex, to obtain a better undertstanding of their distribution in the county, and to find out in detail what kinds of habitats these birds are using. The survey will run in […]

Sussex breeding Firecrest survey 2018

In 2018 there will be a Sussex-only breeding Firecrest survey. The aims of this survey will be to estimate how many breeding pairs of Firecrests there are in Sussex, to obtain a better undertstanding of their distribution in the county, and to find out in detail what kinds of habitats these birds are using. The […]

Sussex winter rock pipit survey

There was a Sussex survey for rock pipits last winter and this survey will be running again this winter. The focus of this Sussex-only survey is the counting of numbers of rock pipits along defined stretches of coast, covering all coastal and estuarine habitats. The aim of the survey is to gain more information about […]