Surveying Winter Thrushes

August 20, 2012 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

During winter, the UK is home to many thousands of resident and migrant thrushes seeking food and refuge from the cold of continental Europe.  What are the key habitats for these birds?  How does their distribution change over and between successive winters?  What are the differences in feeding behaviour between thrush species during winter?  BTO is looking to find answers to these and other questions.

Fieldfare - the Portrait by hiljainenmies, on Flickr

Fieldfare – the Portrait by hiljainenmies, on Flickr

Over the next two winters, BTO are conducting a national Winter Thrushes Survey.  The aim is to identify the key habitats and food sources used by our passage and wintering thrush species – Blackbird, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Redwing and Song Thrush.

Further details are is available, or contact:

Wayne Morris
tel: 01443 430284


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