Thursday, 6 February 2014
Reminder: Big Farmland Bird Count ends on Friday 7th February
Once again we'd like to say a big thank you for taking an interest in this important new initiative - it has truly captured the imagination of politicians, the public and the media. It is also demonstrating the wide range of conservation work undertaken by farmers to help farmland wildlife.
As you know, we're asking you to spend about 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the farm, ideally somewhere with a good view of around 2 ha of the farm.
GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED?
If you're planning to submit your count results online all you need is this simple ticksheet to record which species you see.
Once you've completed your count you can submit your results online here.
If you're going to be returning your results by post you'll need to download the full count sheet here.
SUBMITTING YOUR COUNT RESULTS
We've made it as straightforward as possible for you to tell us your count findings. You can quickly and easily submit your results online or send them to us by post. We'll send you another email on 10th February to remind you.
ENTER OUR PHOTO COMPETITION
Don't forget you can win 2ha of wild seed mix and an advisory visit or an iPad Mini by entering our photo competition.
Simply take a photo within the area of the farm where you are counting and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @gameandwildlife. We will then publish the 10 best photos on our Big Farmland Bird Count blog and visitors will be able to vote for their favourite.
DO YOU NEED ANY HELP?
If you need any help with downloading the count sheets or submitting your results online please email email@example.com or call 01425 651011.