Colin Wilkinson from the local RSPB office is keen to identify volunteers to assist in an urgent breeding bird survey in the Upper Nene Valley in Northamptonshire. Would-be surveyors are asked to visit selected flooded pits just once a month between April - July and record details of potential breeding evidence of about 30 specific species. This is a re-run of a survey completed 10 years ago and there is an urgent requirement for a further assessment so that the status of the valley remains intact.
If you are in a position to assist in this local survey, please make contact with Colin (please see contact details below). I have details of the survey forms should you wish to peruse before signing up. Colin is running a short day training event on Sunday 10th March at the Summer Leys Reserve to ensure understanding. This will run from 10am until 12.30pm, the meeting point being at the reserve car park at post code NN29 7TD.
Colin Wilkinson MSc MRTPI Senior Conservation Planner The RSPB, Midlands Regional Office 46 The Green, South Bar, Banbury, OX16 9AB
Direct line: 01295 676463 Fax: 01767 685442