Bird Survey

Why and how to take part?

By collecting data about the birds you see while out and about in moorland areas you can help us to find out if:

•the distribution of these species is changing over time
•the number of sightings of these birds is changing
•the timing of events is changing in response to climate change

The species we have chosen as potential indicators of climate change are show below. Click on the images below more details about why we have chosen each species, or click the speaker icon to hear examples of their calls and songs.

 Swallow  Red Grouse  Curlew

How to take part

1. If you see any of the species, make a note of how many you saw, when and where. Try to give as much information as possible about where it was so we can get an accurate location. Optionally you can download and print a postcard (by clicking the image below) to remind you what to look for when you're out and about. You can also use our MoorWILD smartphone/tablet app (for Apple and Android) to record your observation and submit your sightings in the field. Click here to find out more about the app and how to get it.

2. Submit your sightings.

We have chosen these species because they are fairly simple to identify. For more help with bird identification, you can use RSPB's website

Please note: While carrying out this survey you do so entirely at your own risk. Moors for the Future do not accept any liability or responsibility for the well-being of surveyors or damage/loss of their property. Download our Health and Safety Guidelines here.

Bird illustrations (c) Mike Langman

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