Breeding Bird Survey

It's that time of the year when we start to think of the forthcoming Breeding Season. This year, of course, there is the Bird Atlas fieldwork on which to concentrate when the recording opens again in April. However, don't forget the BBS.

The BBS will continue as usual during the Atlas period. I have the forms now and am checking with my regular surveyors whether they can continue or not. I do have a short waiting list but will have some spaces this year if you wish to take part.

Please note that all your BBS records will automatically be passed to the Bird Atlas 2007-11 in the form of Roving Records. However, if you confirm breeding for a locally scarce species whilst carrying out the survey it would be worth reporting the record online at or on a Roving Record form.

1 comment:

Ian Traynor said...

Hi Rob

Well, someone's got to comment or you might get discouraged :-)

Yes, of course Ruth and I are "in" with our Ricall BBS patch. I forget how many years we've been doing it, but locals (dog walkers etc.) greet us and say "Is it that time of year already?"

A 1km square is a lot easier to survey than a tetrad.

My, a tetrad seems h-u-g-e compared with our BBS square!


Ian T