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Author: Helen Crabtree

Annual woodcock monitoring 2020

Volunteers for this survey are asked to follow the new guidance published by the BTO on 24 March (https://www.bto.org/community/news/202003-bto-and-covid-19). The BTO will review the situation at the end of April and determine whether this survey can take place during May and June or at a reduced level in June with two visits. New volunteers are […]

Sussex Bird Report 2018: correction

The society apologises for the incorrect headings in the table showing the results from the recent three seasons for the Sussex Winter Bird Survey in the 2018 Sussex Bird Report (pages 205-208). The three columns for each season should be headed: Column 1 (% of squares): is the percentage of 1-km squares (to the nearest […]

International Swan Census 2020

The International Swan Census 2020 takes place over the weekend of 11-12 January and will gather information on numbers of Bewick’s and whooper swans as well as information on breeding success and habitat use. In Sussex the following sites will ideally be checked during or near the census weekend: Knepp Millpond River Arun (Arundel to […]

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 […]

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