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6th Feb

2019

GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count

This important initiative offers a simple means of recording the effect of any conservation schemes currently being initiated by farmers and gamekeepers on their land. All you have to do is spend about 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the farm. You can choose your own location but somewhere with a good view of around 2 ha of the farm would be ideal. You’ll be asked to record the types of habitat and cropping on and adjacent to your count site to help provide us with more detail about your count location.

Why Count? Farmers, gamekeepers and landowners are crucial in the survival and protection of many farmland bird species. However, several of these birds are in decline and efforts to monitor their numbers varies across the country. This is your chance to find out what you have on your farm and let us know!

We hope that the flourishing community participating in the BFBC will create an opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact of farmland management. For more information, visit bfbc.org.uk 

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