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Author: Helen Crabtree

BTO Breeding Bird Survey: latest news

Government restrictions meant that most BBS volunteers this year were unable to complete their early-season visits which would normally be made between the beginning of April and the middle of May. Fortunately, the easing of restrictions on May 13th allowed many volunteers to complete their late-season visits, and results have been submitted for 125 squares […]

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. […]

Heronries and egret colonies: records wanted

Due to the difficult circumstances this year some heronries and egret and cormorant nesting colonies have not been counted as usual for the BTO Heronries Census. If you have nest counts or any information at all relating to nesting colonies of grey herons, little egrets or cormorants, at *any location* in Sussex this year, please […]

Annual woodcock monitoring 2020

Volunteers for this survey are asked to follow current government guidance. This survey can take place in 2020 during May and June at a reduced level with just two visits. 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 […]

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 […]

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