New Forest Winter Bird Survey

This winter survey was originally aimed at surveying Great Grey Shrikes. However, it has evolved into coordinated, monthly searches between October and March for Great Grey Shrike and other rare, and not so rare species in the New Forest.

Additional observers are needed to cover some areas of the Forest. If you think you can help, please contact Martin Orchard-Webb ( shrikesurvey@hotmail.com).

Latest results

Below are the results for October, for winter 2018/2019.

NFWBS 2018 – 2019 Monthly Totals
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites No. Sites
Blackbird 200 30
Brambling 0 0
Bullfinch 16 9
Buzzard 46 25
Carrion Crow 554 33
Chaffinch 379 28
Crossbill 2 1
Curlew 0 0
Dartford Warbler 69 25
Fieldfare 489 11
Goshawk 6 4
Great Grey Shrike 0 0
Green Woodpecker 17 15
Hawfinch 1 1
Hen Harrier 0 0
Kestrel 12 10
Lapwing 2 1
Lesser Redpoll 10 4
Linnet 77 10
Little Egret 0 0
Marsh Tit 12 7
Meadow Pipit 516 33
Merlin 0 0
Mistle Thrush 74 21
Peregrine 1 1
Raven 28 12
Redwing 330 15
Reed Bunting 9 6
Siskin 66 10
Skylark 38 8
Snipe 10 5
Sparrowhawk 7 6
Stonechat 159 35
Teal 2 1
Woodcock 0 0
Woodlark 12 8
Yellowhammer 0 0
People 1040 35
Dogs 439 35
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 2 2
Mandarin 8 1
Ring Ouzel 1 1
Kingfisher 1 1