Curlew, Redshank and Lapwing breeding in the New Forest

Lapwing by Rob Porter - Dec 9th, Normandy MarshIn 2019 all 1km squares containing suitable wader habitat were surveyed by HOS volunteers using the standard BTO guidelines used in previous surveys supplemented by additional observer effort to deliver as accurate a survey as possible. The data was analysed and produced a breeding population estimate of 65 Lapwing territories, 40 Curlew territories and 7 Redshank territories.

Full survey results will be published in 2020.