Breeding Season Upon Us

Seeing some of our summer visitors arriving in the region in recent days makes me aware that we are at that time of the year for turning our attention to breeding season surveys. The early starters have already made the first BBS visits, although most are likely in the next couple of weeks. I am hoping for record coverage this year. The Breeding Ringed and Little Ringed Plover Surveys start in April too and it will be interesting to see how many records we get of these species in the region.

As this activity starts, I will also be thinking about how to organise the Atlas which starts on November 1st this year. You can expect a mailing from the BTO about this project to appeal both for your time and also for funding. This is a huge project that has a very challenging financial target. Please take time to read the mailing and consider how you can help.