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by UistBTO
06 Dec 2012, 17:31
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Winter Thrushes Survey - Uists and Benbecula
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Winter Thrushes Survey - Uists and Benbecula

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

The BTO have just published some video tutorials on uTube.

Number 1 and 2 in the series:-

Logging in and choosing a site

Mapping and editing a route
by UistBTO
06 Dec 2012, 17:31
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris

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

The BTO have just published some video tutorials on uTube.

Number 1 and 2 in the series:-

Logging in and choosing a site

Mapping and editing a route
by UistBTO
02 Oct 2012, 13:47
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: WeBS counts Lewis and Harris
Replies: 0
Views: 612

WeBS counts Lewis and Harris

If anyone would like to participate in the monthly Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) counts in Lewis or Harris please contact me at uistbto@gmail.com I am now the local organiser for Lewis and Harris as well as for the Uists and Benbecula. At the moment there is only one regular counter up there so there a...
by UistBTO
02 Oct 2012, 12:01
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Winter Thrushes Survey - Lewis and Harris

Hi, i've received an email from Chris Reynolds the BTO Regional Rep for Lewis and Harris with the list of random squares for those islands. They are, in priority order:- NB1844 1 NB3818 2 NB2234 3 NB1110 4 NB0209 5 NB2216 6 NB4841 7 NB3504 8 NB2223 9 NB3750 10 NB2403 11 NB0519 12 NB0507 13 NB4749 14...
by UistBTO
14 Sep 2012, 15:35
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Winter Thrushes Survey - Uists and Benbecula
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Winter Thrushes Survey - Uists and Benbecula

The BTO's Winter Thrush Survey has just launched and will last for two winters, the aim is to clarify which are the key habitats and food sources used by passage and wintering thrush species in the UK. There will be two parts to the survey in 2012/13:- 1. Starts on 12th September 2012, self-selected...
by UistBTO
02 May 2012, 17:56
Forum: Birds
Topic: Heronries in the Uists & Benbecula
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Heronries in the Uists & Benbecula

A further visit to check the progress of a nearby heronry. Not able to establish the exact number of nests but there must be a minimum of four. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s435/_YvonneB_/CurracagForum/GreyHeron-01.jpg Two young herons were seen out of the nest, climbing around in the branche...
by UistBTO
21 Apr 2012, 17:07
Forum: Birds
Topic: Scottish Bird Fair
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Scottish Bird Fair

I know this isn't a Hebridean event but there may be people here interested in attending - a good excuse for a trip to the mainland anyway? :) The Scottish Bird Fair is to be held on 19th-20th May 2012 at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh. The opening times are:- Saturday 9am to 5.30pm (with bar, food and e...
by UistBTO
06 Apr 2012, 14:31
Forum: Birds
Topic: Heronries in the Uists & Benbecula
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Heronries in the Uists & Benbecula

I've just received the latest information from the BTO about the annual Heronries Census here in the Uist, Benbecula & Barra. In the information i received there are records dating back many years, including a report of a Heronry from 1918 in North Uist. If you do find any colonies on your travels a...
by UistBTO
05 Apr 2012, 17:12
Forum: Birds
Topic: BTO Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)
Replies: 0
Views: 758

BTO Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)

Thousands of volunteer birdwatchers make standardised counts on randomly-located sites during the breeding season throughout the UK, enabling the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to monitor changes in numbers of over 100 widespread bird species. BBS bird population trends are widely used for bird...