Wildlife & Nature tags

Citizen science is when the public contributes to scientific research - you could be a species expert, or just someone with an interest. In 2024 Bore Place are offering is a series of FREE training sessions to learn to survey for our six key indicator species in a friendly and relaxed group setting. From there, you can then look to take on regular or ad-hoc voluntary surveys at Bore Place, to contribute meaningful data to our work.

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 6:00am - 9:00am
  • Bore Place

How to conduct a bird survey

Why are birds a useful indicator species?
Birds are a good indicator of overall biodiversity as their populations respond quickly to variation in habitat quality.  The survey will target skylarks as they are easily recognisable, and are a farmland bird in decline, so should be a good indicator of sympathetic farm management and grassland quality. This session for bird surveys will comprise a dawn walk around the different habitats at Bore Place, identifying different species by sight and by birdsong.

This training session is one of Bore Place scheduled surveys – so by the end of the session, you’ll already have contributed data to our research.  Taking part in any of Bore Place training sessions and surveys will give you useful experience.

Places are limited for each training session and must be pre-booked. Please book here to let us know you’re coming.
If the session is fully booked, please join the waiting list as Bore Place may be able to offer another training session in response to demand.

Important info

  • Over 18s only.
  • Dress for the weather and in clothes you don’t mind getting mucky – all training sessions are practical and will be outside.
  • Wear sturdy, comfortable boots or wellies.
  • Feel free to bring water and snacks with you.
  • Sorry, no dogs are permitted with the exception of service animals.
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