A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record species and numbers for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon.


  • to gather detailed information on winter species so that, over time, we have a measure across the whole area of the BOS;
  • to provide data used to identify trends in both abundance and distribution of winter species.

The BOS conducted a survey of Yellowhammers in the first 2 weeks of July 2018 to determine their population abundance, distribution and breeding status. All members and the general public were invited to participate. Read more ...

Steart Marshes  -  Tim McGrath,  Head of Working Wetland Landscapes at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Rising sea levels are putting the squeeze on our coasts, so WWT and the Environment Agency have created Steart Marshes, near Bridgwater – one of the UK’s largest new wetland reserves. Read more ...

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