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Reading University - Breeding Birds Survey

Reading University Researchers need volunteer surveyors who would be available to complete one or more ‘urban’ BBS counts this year in the Earley/Woodley area.

It entails two early morning surveys, one in late April/early May and the other in late May/June, of about 2 hours each. You walk two transects across a 1 km square noting all birds seen or heard using the area, so you should be familiar with the species likely to be found in gardens, parks and around buildings by sight and sound. The transects will be worked out by the University team, who will also do the habitat analysis (a great help).

Full instructions, maps and forms will be provided. If you would like further information then please contact Becky Dulieu at or Renton Righelato at

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