Tracking Winter Thrushes

October 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Redwings have already been seen in East Glamorgan this autumn, and it won’t be long before the familiar seep-seep call of migrating parties are heard overhead during our darkening nights.  Fieldfares will soon be here too, raiding our hawthorn and berry bushes.

In 2012-13, BTO will be running a Winter Thrush Survey.

Redwing by oldbilluk, on Flickr

Redwing by oldbilluk, on Flickr

This winter, we want to encourage volunteers to help us prepare for the 2012-13 survey by recording in BirdTrack as much information as possible about the Redwings and Fieldfares you see.   For example, you can record a count, activity and note about habitat.

For over-flying birds (arriving migrants or birds moving about within the country, rather than birds making local movements to or from feeding areas) the direction of flight can be recorded too.  A measure of effort will also be very valuable so observers are asked to include a start and end time for any species lists submitted.

Further information and help on what to record here is available.

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