The Solent bird movement and Coastal network study has now released its new website and App for data collection around our region.
Our aim is to understand the importance of the network of high tide roost sites and inland feeding areas within the Solent for the conservation of the overwintering bird populations, and how best to maintain and enhance these sites.
This project encompasses two unique but interlinked projects looking at the bird movements and usage of sites around the Solent. The data collected will further develop our understanding of bird movements and help us identify which sites are important for feeding and roosting as well as linking these sites and commenting on their importance to the wider network. Colour ring sightings will further aid our efforts to understand how birds move within the Solent, where possible please submit these.
By submitting your records of wintering birds around the Solent region you are playing a pivotal role in helping us understand the importance of each site, which will contribute to Solent wide decisions relating to coastal flood and erosion management.
If you are not already a volunteer but would like to get involved in this exciting and vital project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
The project website www.solentbirds.org.uk is now live and provides project information and how to get involved. It also provides an online platform for sharing your sightings with this crucial project.
The new App is called SolentBirds and is available to download FREE now from the Play store and App store...
We hope you enjoy the App, any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
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