Monday 2nd January – Our Annual Winter Bird Count  

  coordinator Lin Pateman

Please note the date of this event has been changed to Monday 2nd January

Teams can set out at any time after 08.00hrs to find the most birds they can see or hear in the Wensum Valley recording area in daylight hours.

Rules: Teams can be 2-4 people, if two, both must see/hear the bird; if three, at least two must see /hear the bird; if four, at least three must see/hear the bird. Pensthorpe is out of bounds on the day. Sightings record sheets are provided and these can be returned to you, once data has been recorded.(copies attached to this month’s N/L). You can start anywhere within the WVBS area after 08.00hrs

Teams must report back to the  new club HQ at Lenwade/Great Witchingham Village Hall by 16.30hrs. to count the results and enjoy refreshments. We have a unique trophy awarded to the winning team. While this is seen as a competitive team event, it is a fun day and the main thing at the end of the day is that we produce a record of the birds seen in the Valley.

The event will be held on Monday 2nd January 2017To sign up, see the list on the table at the November and December indoor meetings. There will be space for your preferences to join a team, lead a team, offer to drive a team and let us know your location for a meeting point. Any new members, if you are wondering how much you need to know and would like to participate, please join us and put your name on the list. We will do our best to team you up with someone who knows the birding area. This is a great opportunity to gain some more birding experience. Everyone is welcome to join us for tea/coffee and cakes at the HQ afterwards .

If you have any queries please contact Lin Pateman at: wvbs.secretary@gmail.com

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