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 Jane Calderin (janecalderin@hotmail.co.uk).

Latest results

New Forest Winter Bird Survey
Weekend of 5/6 October 2019 (35 counts made)

Blackbird – 202 at 29 sites
Brambling – none seen
Bullfinch – 9 at 5 sites
Buzzard – 25 at 13 sites
Carrion Crow 287 at 30 sites
Chaffinch 156 at 26 sites
Crossbill – none seen
Curlew – none seen
Dartford Warbler – 48 at 18 sites
Fieldfare – 8 at 1 site
Goshawk – 1 at 1 site
Great Grey Shrike – none seen
Green Woodpecker – 27 at 14 sites
Hawfinch – none seen
Hen Harrier – none seen
Kestrel – 11 at 9 sites
Lapwing – 1 at 1 site
Lesser Redpoll – 1 at 1 site
Linnet – 160 at 13 sites
Little Egret – 1 at 1 site
Marsh Tit – 4 at 3 sites
Meadow Pipit – 1123 at 33 sites
Merlin – none seen
Mistle Thrush – 78 at 16 sites
Peregrine – none seen
Raven – 16 at 11 sites
Redwing – 17 at 2 sites
Reed Bunting – 2 at 2 sites
Ring Ouzel – 3 at 1 site
Siskin – 22 at 7 sites
Skylark – 10 at 4 sites
Snipe – 4 at 3 sites
Sparrowhawk – 5 at 5 sites
Stonechat – 302 at 33 sites
Teal – none seen
Woodcock – none seen
Woodlark – 21 at 8 sites
Yellowhammer – 1 at 1 site
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Walkers – 598 at 34 sites
Dogs – 279 at 32 sites
Horse and Rider – 58 at 11 sites
Cyclists on Permitted Route – 24 at 3 sites
Cyclists on Non-Permitted Route – 57 at 16 sites