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Great British Bird Watch ?

Postby Mike_k » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:14 pm

Is anyone planning to take part in the RSPB Great Bird Watch ? I've signed up for the pack but haven't received it yet.
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Re: Great British Bird Watch ?

Postby JooMoo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:42 pm

I always do it. I haven't always uploaded the data though.
Sometimes I'll do it twice as it's a good excuse to just sit in the conservatory watching the birds.
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Postby greenfinch2 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:41 pm

yes and got the pack it took ages to come .
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Postby Placido » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:38 pm

I always do it - I go along with Joomoo's reasoning :nod:
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Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:55 pm

I have done it most years but occasionally give it a miss due to pressures elsewhere. I do the BTO version every week uploading the result usually on a Sunday. The main reason for this is that the RSPB one is merely a snapshot which must be of limited value while the BTO one provides a running commentary for the scientists and an ability to spot trends very early. I'm not saying the RSPB one is useless because it clearly isn't or they wouldn't bother and I think it helps draw people into the fold for caring about birds.
PS The BTO one costs me £17 per annum which I think is money well spent.
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Re: Great British Bird Watch ?

Postby Mike_k » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:49 am

My pack arrived just after I posted this. First time I've done it so should be interesting. The BTO one sounds interesting so I'll have a look into that.
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Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:10 pm

Mike_k wrote:My pack arrived just after I posted this. First time I've done it so should be interesting. The BTO one sounds interesting so I'll have a look into that.

https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gbw
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