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.
WILDLIFE SITE BIRD CRITERIA DOCUMENTS
- Appendix 8A Qualifying Thresholds for Winter and Passage Birds _January 2016_
- App 8B Breeding Bird Indices by Habitat
The criteria are supported by two further documents: