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Greenland Barnacle Goose Survey

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Paul
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Greenland Barnacle Goose Survey

Post by Paul » 27 Jan 2013, 09:48

Carl Mitchell of WWT has been in touch with me about this National Survey.
Carl will be undertaking aerial counts in UIst on 16/17 March & has asked me to do ground counts on mainland North Uist as they often stuggle to do these from the air.
Is anyone else interested in assisting?
Paul

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Re: Greenland Barnacle Goose Survey

Post by Gwen » 30 Jan 2013, 20:59

Hi Paul,
I'd be happy to help out, but busy on morning of Saturday 16th March.
What time would it be?
And would you give me places to check or a route to follow like with the Greylag count?
Gwen

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Re: Greenland Barnacle Goose Survey

Post by Paul » 31 Jan 2013, 14:32

Thanks for repying Gwen & also for raising the idea that people might want to assist but not put that info out on the forum. If anyone does feel this then please feel free to email me at prboyer96c@aol.com.
The only areas to be covered are Baleshare, Knockline, Paiblesgarry, Balranald, Bayhead Reseeds, Vallay, Sollas, Grenitote, Trumisgarry, Clachan & Berneray.
I normally start at Baleshare & end up at Berneray so timing is not too critical & yes it's just counting legs & dividing by two.
Paul

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