Join me Doug Wild Warley to learn how we survey Warley Woods for its birdlife. We will cover the method, our particular transect and also go through some of the species we are likely to see here at Warley Woods

The breeding bird survey season runs from April to June and we will try and conduct one survey every week between this time frame. 

There are some documents that you may find useful to pay reference to whilst watching this video, these will also be of use if you come to actually conduct a Breeding Bird Survey. Firstly we have the Breeding Bird Survey Transect Route Map which displays the fixed route around Warley Woods and shows the start and endpoints of each transect section. The Breeding Bird Survey Recording Sheet is a blank copy that you would take with you on a survey to record the birds that you see. The BTO - Species Code List is the standard accepted shorthand codes for bird recording, these codes allow you to increase space and legibility on your recording sheets, allowing for speedy and neat recording of what you see. 

Laminated copies of all of these documents along with a clipboard and other surveying tools are available to those conducting the surveys. They are available for pickup from the Trust's Pavilion. 

If you are interested in conducting breeding bird surveys for us at Warley Woods please contact me at [email protected] as I co-ordinate the surveys for Warley Woods. 

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