Surveys and Research Projects

From time-to-time the Bedfordshire Bird Club invites birdwatchers to participate in projects and surveys on various bird species in the county. Contact details of whom to report sightings to are given, and, where possible, feedback on any findings will be provided so that you can see the value of your sightings.

Waterways Breeding Bird Suvey 2017 – click for dedicated page

Quick download of Survey Methodology and Recording Form as pdf HERE

 

Swift and House Martin Survey data

click for dedicated page

 

Garden Bird Feeding Survey

Summer Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2017 – Starts 5th March 2017

Form for download here

 

The Great Duck Hunt - an annual survey of waterbirds on all of the counties waterbodies undertaken in January to coincide with the weekend of the BTO WEBS survey. To read more about the 2017 activity there is a dedicated page listing sites and observers at The Great Duck Hunt

The Christmas Bird Hunt 2016. See the results here

Roger Hicks Rookeries Survey. Roger has been surveying rookeries since 2013 in the county and a dedicated page on the website covers recent studies here

Roger has more recently created a separate website covering this work which can be found at www.rookeries.uk   You can view most of the data without logging in. You need to register in order to get a log-in, this produces an activation email (sent to your email address). Clicking on the link in this email activates your log-in.

 

House Martin Survey

 

WILDLIFE SITE BIRD CRITERIA DOCUMENTS

The criteria are supported by two further documents: