Chat Survey Returns for 2013

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.... Continue Reading →

Wales Chats Survey Launched

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... Continue Reading →

Wales Chat Survey

Plans are under way for a Wales-wide survey of three species of chat in 2012, the resident Stonechat and the migrant Whinchat and Wheatear.  Results from the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) 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... Continue Reading →

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