BTO Winter Thrush Survey

Core areas that still need your help.
Gweek, Connor Downs, St Columb Major, Newquay, Polperro, Wadebridge, Four around Colliford Reservoir towards Liskeard, Tintagel.
The BTO would like people across the UK to record when and where  they encounter any of our six species of thrush (Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Fieldfare and Ring Ouzel), either found here on migration or during the winter months.
To take part in the survey all you will have  to do is map the thrushes you see on your favourite winter walks, or in your local neighbourhood,observe their habitat and behaviour and eport details to the survey using a simple online recording system.
The survey will run from 12th September 2012 to early April 2013 and again in winter 2013/2014
For full details about the survey and how you can participate, see the BTO website and look under the Volunteer Surveys tab
Special attention is being paid to some core squares and we need coverage for some of the Cornish core squares, which are located roughly near:

  • Hayle
  • Carharrack
  • Chacewater
  • Newquay
  • Wadebridge
  • Lostwithiel
  • Liskeard
  • Siblyback
  • Boscastle
  • NW of Launceston

Anyone able to take on a core site in one of these areas can register their interest via the BTO website ( and they’ll be allocated a square.
Can you help and have some enjoyable winter  walks at the same time?