Chat Survey Returns for 2013

March 14, 2013 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Last year a number of intrepid volunteers took part in a Wales-wide survey of our chats – Stonechat, Whinchat and Wheatear.

The season however, was the victim of atrocious weather making visits to squares impossible for many cases. As a result, we did not quite attain the coverage needed to make meaningful scientific analysis possible.

Stonechat by Edwyn Anderton, on Flickr

Stonechat by Edwyn Anderton, on Flickr

In order to achieve our necessary target of between 300-400 surveyed squares across Wales, we will be running the survey again this spring, with some new squares to visit and some of last year’s squares which were defeated by the weather.

In our region, we have been allocated a number of new survey squares in the Valleys and uplands, which is hopefully more typical of the habitat these species frequent.

You can find out more or sign up to take part and select a 1km survey square, or contact:

Wayne Morris
h: 01443 430284
m: 07890 528926


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