The Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) runs until today, 16 February — and what a challenge this has been with strong winds and torrential rain!
Wildlife enthusiasts across the country are being urged to take part in the BFBC, which is back for its seventh successive year.
Thank you to all our Sandstone Ridge Farmers and beyond who are involving themselves in 2020 and thank you to those farmers who have agreed that a volunteer can undertake the count on their farm.
This nationwide citizen science project calls on farmers, land managers and gamekeepers to spend 30-60 minutes spotting species on their patch of land.
Crucially, the results will aim to determine which farmland birds are benefiting from conservation efforts while identifying the ones most in need of help.
The count sheet can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE
Nicola, the SRFN facilitator will be be collating the results across our Sandstone Farmer Ridge Network.
Please note that we are asking everyone to count the numbers this year (last year it was a little unclear as to whether you should simply tick for presence) — this year we would very much like actual numbers please.
Please email your results to Nicola, your SRFN facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07794 082860.