Author: Helen Crabtree

BTO Breeding Bird Survey: latest news

Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of so many amazing volunteers 175 squares have been surveyed for the BBS in the Sussex region this year. It is fantastic that after such a difficult year in 2020 we have achieved coverage similar to that achieved in the previous several years. Coverage in 2020 was much reduced […]

Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS): sites vacant

The new WeBS season starts in September and there are sites across Sussex that need new volunteers; now is a really good time to get started with this survey. WeBS is the principal monitoring scheme for non-breeding waterbirds in the UK which aims to provide data for the conservation of their populations and wetland habitats. […]

Annual breeding woodcock monitoring 2021

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 […]

BTO Heronries Census 2021

Some heronries in Sussex will be active already this year. Due to the difficult and unpredictable circumstances this year some heronries and egret and cormorant nesting colonies may not be counted as usual. All birdwatchers in Sussex are encouraged to report any signs that they see when out and about in their local areas that […]

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