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Winter Farmland Bird Survey Workshop - Irlam Moss, Salford (9.00 - 14.00)Winter Farmland Bird Survey Workshop - Irlam Moss, Salford (9.00 - 14.00)
Saturday 25 November, 2017

Winter Farmland Bird Survey Workshop – Irlam Moss, Salford
Carbon Landscape Citizen Science Project
Sat 25th Nov 2017 – 9 am to 2 pm

The mosslands of the Carbon Landscape remain an important area for red and amber-listed farmland birds. By enlisting the help of volunteer recorders, the Citizen Science Project aims to monitor the abundance and distribution of Priority species including Lapwing, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer, and to investigate how they make use of different agricultural habitats and crop types during the winter. Poor over winter survival has been identified as one of the main factors in the decline of farmland birds.

The workshop will help you improve your bird ID skills by focusing on both visual identification and calls, and demonstrate how to carry out winter surveys of farmland birds across the Carbon Landscape https://gmwildlife.org.uk/mapapp/?project=carbonlandscape. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a 1km survey square.

Booking is essential as places are limited: To reserve your place please email carbonlandscape@gmwildlife.org.uk or telephone 0161 342 4121 if you would like more information.

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