Monday, January 07, 2008

Bird Atlas update

To date we have allocated 102 squares for timed tetrad visits, and 68 of them have had a first visit completed and entered on-line. A few more will be done on paper and entered at the end of the winter. As some people have volunteered for several tetrads to be done over the 4 years of the survey, this is a really good start.

Both winter visits to a tetrad have to be done in the same season, so we hope everyone is gearing up for their second visits before the end of February.

Spring visits start in April, so anyone who wants to volunteer for a tetrad in those areas not yet covered - there are still some 50 squares available.

We are also doing quite well for roving records, with some records entered for over 260 of the 480 tetrads in the county. Some of these are records of one species, others are lists of over forty species. So there is plenty of room for more records!

Garden Birdwatch records will be added in the spring, and some records from Birdtrack haven't come on line yet.

Many thanks to all of you who have contributed so far, and please keep up the good work.

Maps of coverage to date can be found at and more information about taking part can be found at