BTO Winter Thrushes Survey
Help monitoring winter thrushes...
During the winter months the Northern Irish countryside supports large numbers of several thrush species and already this winter we are seeing large numbers of redwing and fieldfare across the country.
The BTO is currently conducting a Winter Thrushes Survey which aims to find out more about the numbers and distribution of thrushes here, as well as the resources they need to survive to spring and the next breeding season, and they are asking for volunteers with help in carrying out the survey.
Extremely straight forward and easy to do, the survey involves walking a 1km square and simply recording any thrushes seen, the location of each sighting, habitat and food resources associated with each thrush or flock of thrushes detected.
The minimum coverage required is a single visit between 27th December and 10th January, so it’s a good excuse to go for a walk and burn off that excess turkey!
If you would like to participate in the survey, please contact your local organiser listed below:
Co. Antrim (including Belfast) – Adam McClure; firstname.lastname@example.org
Co. Armagh – Stephen Hewitt; email@example.com
Co. Down – Kerry Leonard; firstname.lastname@example.org
Co. Fermanagh & Co. Tyrone – Michael Stinson; email@example.com
Co. Londonderry – John Marchant; firstname.lastname@example.org