Bird ID videos from the BTO

Have you seen the bird ID video guides on the BTO website?

These are being developed to help train surveyors but are available to all. They are short videos highlighting differences between commonly confused species. Have a look as they can be very useful.

The latest is to show differences between Kestrel and Merlin.

Breeding Bird Survey 2012

I have now received forms for this year's BBS and have contacted previous surveyors to see whether they will be continuing with their squares. Once I see what is then available, I shall contact people who have out their names forward as being interested in taking on a square.

I hope that some people who have been sparked by the Atlas work will be interested in getting involved. Owing to this, I have requested some more squares to be allocated. These will be randomly selected.

I have also a list of a few squares available in the neighbouring Harrogate Region that may be more convenient for some people.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact me. The survey runs from April to June.

For those of you who currently do the BBS, you may be interested in the trial 'Simplifed field recording sheet' for use in the field - click here to download it.