Wales Chats Survey Launched

March 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Results from the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey show that Stonechat numbers fell sharply after the last two cold winters, while Whinchat and Wheatear have shown declines in both range and numbers.  Wales is one of the UK strongholds for these species.

Can You Help?

This spring, BTO Cymru is launching an online survey which will look in more detail at the distribution and habitat preferences of these three key species. This is a simple survey to undertake, requiring three one hour visits in selected 1km sqaures in April, May and June.  We have over 30 1km squares in our region.

You can find out more or sign up to take part at , or contact:

Wayne Morris
h: 01443 430284
m: 07890 528926


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