Speaker: Paul Stancliffe
Reporter: Sue Gale
Paul addressed us via Zoom (and without the glass of red wine he usually has when on a Zoom meeting!) to try to persuade us that we can all play an important part in the work of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation, and some 60,000 of them submit data about their sightings. They allow the BTO to spot trends that would otherwise go un-noticed, like the crash in the population of Chaffinches over the last 5 years.