Really Useful Bird Surveys

Date Wednesday 7 June
Time 06:30-09:30 am
Starting point Meet in the car park adjacent to the church in Salcombe Regis. ///assure.alien.compiler
Leader Maz Hartwell is a volunteer ecologist who regularly carries out biodiversity surveys in a range of settings. She finds working with farmers especially rewarding and believes that citizen scientists are well placed to gather information to support the conservation efforts of farmers and landowners.
Details This event is in the form of an outdoor workshop where we take on a real-life challenge and find practical solutions. Nicola Westlake, a local tenant farmer, needs data about the birds on the farm. How can we, as citizen scientists, collect the information she needs, analyse it and present it in a concise way? We will try out various survey methods and explore the pros and cons of each approach. By the end of the session we hope to present Nicola with ideas for a workable survey format, plus some really useful bird data.
Maximum capacity 12
Length No more than 5km
Terrain Mainly easy under foot. Any survey work on more difficult ground will be optional.
What should I bring Something to sit on (poly bag or sit mat), writing gear (hardback notebook or clipboard and pen). Bird ID book optional. Binoculars essential, but they don’t need to be expensive ones. Camera optional. Drink, snacks, sun cream, hat etc. Travel as light as you can, you will be carrying everything for three hours. Please wear muted colours.
Anything I need to know Bird ID skills will be very useful, but your current level of bird knowledge is not as important as a willingness to try things out. Novices can be paired with more experienced birders during survey activities.
Please note this event is unsuitable for dogs.

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Free Event, But Donations Welcome

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