The populations of some river and waterways species (for example Kingfisher, Goosander, Dipper, Common Sandpiper, Little Grebe, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swan and Reed Warbler) are not well monitored by other surveys, and the Waterways Bird Survey attempts to do this.
The survey is relatively intensive, and requires nine visits to the same fixed stretch of river each year, between March and July. Each visit usually takes about two hours and all the waterside birds either seen or heard need to be identified and recorded on a map.
Additional survey stretches would be very welcome in Hampshire. For more information and to discuss how you might participate in this survey, in the first instance contact Glynne Evans. (For address details, please see the Scientific Committee page.)