New Forest winter birds survey

 

Great Grey Shrike by Richard BondThis winter survey was originally aimed at surveying Great Grey Shrikes. However, it has evolved into coordinated, monthly searches between October and March for Great Grey Shrike and other rare, and not so rare species in the New Forest.

Additional observers are needed to cover some areas of the Forest. If you think you can help, please contact Martin Orchard-Webb ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

Latest results

 

Below are the results for the survey, for winter 2017/2018, carried out in November. Great Grey Shrikes and Hen Harriers are now putting in an appearance and winter thrush numbers are 'shooting up'. 

 

 

The next survey is 16 December. 

 

NFWBS 2017 - 2018         Monthly Totals        
  Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar
  No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites
Blackbird 142 27 343 33                
Brambling 2 1 0 0                
Bullfinch 13 8 29 13                
Buzzard 28 12 32 22                
Carrion Crow 391 31 496 31                
Chaffinch 202 26 170 24                
Crossbill 2 2 0 0                
Curlew 0 0 0 0                
Dartford Warbler 40 17 53 20                
Fieldfare 8 2 745 21                
Goshawk 1 1 2 2                
Great Grey Shrike 0 0 1 1                
Green Woodpecker 14 13 35 13                
Hawfinch 1 1 2 2                
Hen Harrier 0 0 1 1                
Kestrel 13 10 13 12                
Lapwing 11 2 0 0                
Lesser Redpoll 174 1 72 7                
Linnet 137 10 106 5                
Little Egret 0 0 0 0                
Marsh Tit 6 4 8 4                
Meadow Pipit 407 34 194 25                
Merlin 2 1 0 0                
Mistle Thrush 80 19 62 24                
Peregrine 0 0 4 4                
Raven 18 8 19 14                
Redwing 168 13 1861 29                
Reed Bunting 6 4 23 10                
Ring Ouzel 2 2 0 0                
Siskin 22 6 10 5                
Skylark 23 6 9 3                
Snipe 9 6 17 7                
Sparrowhawk 2 2 2 2                
Stonechat 161 29 70 21                
Teal 0 0 0 0                
Woodcock 0 0 0 0                
Woodlark 14 5 1 1                
Yellowhammer 0 0 1 1                
                         
People 582   637                  
Dogs 255   332