Winter Gull Roost Survey (WinGS) 2004/05


Ring-billed Gull by Bob MarchantThe 6th Winter Gull Roost Survey began in 2003/04 with counts of the most important winter roost sites across the country. Surveys of winter gull roosts have been undertaken in every decade since 1953, and this survey will provide a good overview of the current status of wintering gulls in the UK and how they have changed over the fifty-year period.


WinGS is run by the British Trust for Ornithology and funded by the Countryside Council for Wales, English Nature, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland, Northumbrian Water and Scottish Natural Heritage

For more information about WinGS, go to the Wintering Gulls page of the BTO website.


The Hampshire results were reported in the 2006 Hampshire Bird Report.