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 and November, 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 30 240 25
Brambling 0 0 3 2
Bullfinch 16 9 21 10
Buzzard 46 25 18 10
Carrion Crow 554 33 376 32
Chaffinch 379 28 234 23
Crossbill 2 1 11 3
Curlew 0 0 1 1
Dartford Warbler 69 25 16 7
Fieldfare 489 11 2155 23
Goshawk 6 4 0 0
Great Grey Shrike 0 0 1 1
Green Woodpecker 17 15 11 8
Hawfinch 1 1 0 0
Hen Harrier 0 0 0 0
Kestrel 12 10 7 7
Lapwing 2 1 3 1
Lesser Redpoll 10 4 15 4
Linnet 77 10 44 6
Little Egret 0 0 0 0
Marsh Tit 12 7 10 5
Meadow Pipit 516 33 536 23
Merlin 0 0 2 2
Mistle Thrush 74 21 33 14
Peregrine 1 1 1 1
Raven 28 12 19 12
Redwing 330 15 1127 23
Reed Bunting 9 6 4 3
Siskin 66 10 17 6
Skylark 38 8 8 6
Snipe 10 5 8 5
Sparrowhawk 7 6 9 7
Stonechat 159 35 47 15
Teal 2 1 2 1
Woodcock 0 0 0 0
Woodlark 12 8 0 0
Yellowhammer 0 0 3 2
People 1040 35 904 31
Dogs 439 35 388 31
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 2 2 0 0
Mandarin 8 1 0 0
Ring Ouzel 1 1 0 0
Kingfisher 1 1 0 0