In March 2020 the BTO launched their Chaffinch Appeal to raise funds to help them research why the UK population of Chaffinch is undergoing a significant decline.

The BOS has produced a report which uses their survey data to determine the local status of Chaffinch and to compare it with the national situation using BTO data.

You view/download the report using this link: Status of the Chaffinch in the BOS Area.

Bars and Spots - Mixed Fortunes of our Woodpeckers - Ken Smith

Ken Smith is a former research scientist with RSPB and has been studying woodpeckers for over 30 years but has always been heavily involved with local birding and recording through the Herts Bird Club, bird ringing and the BTO. Read more ...

Depending upon Covid-19 restrictions nearer the time this year's count may have to be posponed until restrictions have been lifted.  Please note further guidance will appear here and in the Newsletters nearer the time.

The Long Day Count is carried out by teams of observers in each of the twelve 10km squares recording the number of bird species seen during a maximum of 12 daylight hours on the second Sunday in May each year. Read more ...

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