Please note: Following a decision by the Curracag Committee to streamline their online presence an announcement was made at the AGM on 8th February 2017 that this forum will be closing. The date of closure will be the 28th February. All discussion will now take place on the Curracag Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/curracag

If you are particularly interested in birds, in light of the Curracag decision, Outer Hebrides Birds has totally re-vamped their website and will now contain details of sightings, photographs, discussion and a number of resources for birds and birding in the Outer Hebrides. Please head to Outer Hebrides Birds where sign up/registration for users is open. As well as sign up using traditional methods OHB also have the facility for you to sign up/sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account.

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by UistBTO
31 Jan 2017, 15:04
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: BTO Courses - April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 760

BTO Courses - April 2017

Two bird survey courses entitled ' Skills and Techniques for BTO Bird Surveys' are coming to the Outer Hebrides this April. On Thursday 20th April at the Dark Island Hotel in Benbecula and Saturday 22nd April at the Uig Community Centre on Lewis. Both courses will run from 10am to about 4.30pm . The...
by UistBTO
31 Oct 2015, 20:53
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS)
Replies: 0
Views: 987

Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS)

Hi everyone, i'm currently looking for counters for the BTO's third Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS) which involves a single count of a 2km (approx.) stretch of coast between 1st December 2015 to 31st January 2016. I'm the local organiser for this survey and am covering both Lewis and Harris pl...
by UistBTO
15 Nov 2013, 14:23
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris

Rough locations for all the squares added
by UistBTO
15 Nov 2013, 13:06
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris
Replies: 1
Views: 654

BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris

Once again there will be two parts to the survey in 2013/14:- 1. Starts mid-September 2013, self-selected winter walks whereby any interested person can register their chosen site (defined by the 1-km square in which it starts), draw in their route, and start collecting information on thrushes each ...
by UistBTO
15 Nov 2013, 13:01
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Benbecula and the Uists
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Help with the online system

Need help with the online data system for the Winter Thrushes Survey?

The BTO have published video tutorials on uTube.

Number 1 and 2 in the series:-

Logging in and choosing a site

Mapping and editing a route
by UistBTO
15 Nov 2013, 13:00
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Benbecula and the Uists
Replies: 2
Views: 758

BTO Winter Thrushes Survey - Benbecula and the Uists

The BTO's Winter Thrush Survey has recently restarted for the 2013/14 winter season. The aim of the survey is to clarify which are the key habitats and food sources used by passage and wintering thrush species in the UK. The BTO have added a summary of the visits to squares in Benbecula and the Uist...
by UistBTO
08 Jan 2013, 21:36
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Blackcaps
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Blackcaps

Hi there Thanks Matt for pointing out the BTO's Garden Blackcap Survey. Although the survey is linked to from the Garden Birdwatch (GBW) part of the BTO website you don't need to be a GBW participant to be able to upload data for this particular survey. Full details can be found at: http://www.bto.o...
by UistBTO
04 Jan 2013, 20:32
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Winter Thrushes Survey - Uists and Benbecula
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Winter Thrushes Survey - Uists and Benbecula

Could i just post a quick reminder to everyone that the period for the core counts to be completed is rapidly approaching. The core count period runs from 27th December 2012 to 10th January 2013. If you are going to have any difficulty surveying your allocated square please could you let me know as ...