21 February 2012

Breeding Bird Survey Training Day

The BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is the main scheme for monitoring the population changes of the UK’s common breeding birds.
This is an excellent way to make your birding count as the results obtained from the BBS are widely used in bird research and conservation.
It is relatively easy to take part in the BBS - just visit a local 1km square twice during the breeding season to record all the birds you see and hear.

Wayne Morris (the BTO Regional Rep for East Glamorgan) and I will be running a BBS Training Day on Sunday 18th March at the Kenfig Nature Reserve.
It will start at 09:30 and run to about 15:00. Entrance is free but participants will have to bring their own lunch. Tea & Coffee will be provided (contribution welcome).
The training will involve an introduction to the different aspects of the BBS and some fieldwork around part of the Kenfig NNR.

If you would like to learn more about the BBS, and maybe take on a BBS square (especially now that the BTO Atlas work is over), then you may wish to consider booking a place on this training day.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information. I can be contacted on 01792 537439 or by e-mail: alastair.flannagan@ntlworld.com

Alastair Flannagan
BTO Regional Rep for West Glamorgan

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