Wintering thrushes

 

Fieldfare by Martin BennettRedwing by Martin BennettThe UK countryside supports large numbers of several thrush species through the winter. The Winter Thrushes Survey aims to find out more about their numbers and distribution, and the resources that they need to survive to spring and the next breeding season.

Are we good hosts to these birds? What are the key resources that they need? Over the two winters 2012/13 and 2013/14, the Winter Thrushes Survey collected data to help answer such questions quantitatively for the first time.

 

For more details of the survey, please see the Wintering thrushes pages of the BTO website.